[ ri-zis-tuh-buh l ]
/ rɪˈzɪs tə bəl /


that can be resisted.

Nearby words

  1. resistance, free french,
  2. resistant,
  3. resistantly,
  4. resistate,
  5. resistencia,
  6. resistive,
  7. resistivity,
  8. resistless,
  9. resistor,
  10. resit

Origin of resistible

First recorded in 1635–45; resist + -ible

Related forms Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for resistible

  • As to your Life Force, which you think irresistible, it is the most resistible thing in the world for a person of any character.

    Man And Superman|George Bernard Shaw
  • Had he calculated in his own subtle brain that temptations are least resistible when they are most tangible?

  • The latter is chiefly used for furniture, as it is the most resistible wood of the West.

  • The Huns were found to be resistible, vulnerable, breakable.

    Raemaekers' Cartoons|Louis Raemaekers

Word Origin and History for resistible



1640s, from resist (v.) + -ible. Alternative resistable attested from c.1600.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper