irrepressible

[ ir-i-pres-uh-buh l ]
/ ˌɪr ɪˈprɛs ə bəl /

adjective

incapable of being repressed or restrained; uncontrollable: irrepressible laughter.

Origin of irrepressible

First recorded in 1805–15; ir-2 + repressible
Related formsir·re·press·i·bil·i·ty, ir·re·press·i·ble·ness, nounir·re·press·i·bly, adverb
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irrepressible

/ (ˌɪrɪˈprɛsəbəl) /

adjective

not capable of being repressed, controlled, or restrained
Derived Formsirrepressibility or irrepressibleness, nounirrepressibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for irrepressible

irrepressible


adj.
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