irresistible

[ ir-i-zis-tuh-buh l ]
/ ˌɪr ɪˈzɪs tə bəl /

adjective

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.

noun

an irresistible person or thing.

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Origin of irresistible

From the Medieval Latin word irresistibilis, dating back to 1590–1600. See ir-2, resistible

OTHER WORDS FROM irresistible

ir·re·sist·i·bil·i·ty, ir·re·sist·i·ble·ness, nounir·re·sist·i·bly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for irresistible

irresistible
/ (ˌɪrɪˈzɪstəbəl) /

adjective

not able to be resisted or refused; overpoweringan irresistible impulse
very fascinating or alluringan irresistible woman

Derived forms of irresistible

irresistibility or irresistibleness, nounirresistibly, adverb
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