irrepressible

adjective ir·re·press·ible \ ˌir-i-ˈpre-sə-bəl \

Definition of irrepressible

:impossible to repress, restrain, or control
  • irrepressible curiosity

irrepressibility

play \ˌir-i-ˌpre-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

irrepressibly

play \ˌir-i-ˈpre-sə-blē\ adverb

Examples of irrepressible in a Sentence

  1. She has an irrepressible sense of humor.

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First Known Use of irrepressible

1811


IRREPRESSIBLE Defined for English Language Learners

irrepressible

adjective

Definition of irrepressible for English Language Learners

  • : impossible to hold back, stop, or control

  • : very lively and cheerful


IRREPRESSIBLE Defined for Kids

irrepressible

adjective ir·re·press·ible \ ˌir-i-ˈpre-sə-bəl \

Definition of irrepressible for Students

:impossible to repress or control
  • an irrepressible chuckle


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