Origin of resistless

First recorded in 1580–90; resist + -less
Related formsre·sist·less·ly, adverbre·sist·less·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for resistless

Historical Examples of resistless

  • He wanted Avice Milbrey,—wanted her with an intensity as unreasoning as it was resistless.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • The pioneer spirit is resistless, but, were I your father, I should not wish to take my family.

    Rodney, the Ranger

    John V. Lane

  • I tell you it can be done, Pen, by the resistless power of the human will.


    Cleveland Moffett

  • Jack and Harry, as if impelled by resistless curiosity, followed him.

  • They represent a banking power that is resistless at the present moment.

    The Root of Evil

    Thomas Dixon

British Dictionary definitions for resistless


adjective archaic

Derived Formsresistlessly, adverb
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