not resistible; incapable of being resisted or withstood: an irresistible impulse.
lovable, especially calling forth feelings of protective love: an irresistible puppy.
enticing; tempting to possess: an irresistible necklace.
an irresistible person or thing.
Origin of irresistible
Related formsir·re·sist·i·bil·i·ty, ir·re·sist·i·ble·ness, nounir·re·sist·i·bly, adverb
From the Medieval Latin
dating back to 1590–1600.
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Examples from the Web for irresistibility
Historical Examples of irresistibility
They produce in us a sense of everlastingness and irresistibility.
He believed for an instant that his story had the irresistibility of love and truth.
There was a swing, an air of irresistibility about them that was magnificent.
As he looked now at her, one could almost feel the irresistibility of which he spoke.
To have the five-finger exercises of his irresistibility played on one.
British Dictionary definitions for irresistibility
Derived Formsirresistibility or irresistibleness, nounirresistibly, adverb
not able to be resisted or refused; overpoweringan irresistible impulse
very fascinating or alluringan irresistible woman
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Word Origin and History for irresistibility
1590s, from Late Latin irresistibilis, from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + resistere (see resist). Related: Irresistibly; irresistibility.
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