- 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
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Examples from the Web for irresistibly
What an alternately messed up, irresistibly catchy, reprehensible, utterly charming holiday classic.The Most WTF Covers of ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside,’ Everyone’s Favorite Date-Rape Holiday Classic
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Expansive, amused, irresistibly self-confident, self-deprecating.A Eulogy for Marie Colvin
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First love is here presented as a force at once violent, cleansing, and irresistibly powerful.Five Favorite Short Reads
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The face, the tone, the outstretched arm, all drew her irresistibly to him.The Little Colonel
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But didnt Altamont say that he had been caught among the ice, and dragged there irresistibly?The Field of Ice
Why were they not always and irresistibly drawn toward the very idea of God?Salted With Fire
"The romance of the story is irresistibly fascinating," says The Independent.Hetty's Strange History
We are irresistibly impelled to endeavour to fill up these gaps.Introduction to the Study of History
Charles V. Langlois
- 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 irresistibly
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