irresistible

adjective ir·re·sist·ible \ ˌir-i-ˈzi-stə-bəl \
variants: or less commonly irresistable
|Updated on: 11 Jul 2018

Definition of irresistible

: impossible to resist
  • an irresistible attraction

irresistibility

or less commonly irresistability play \ˌir-i-ˌzi-stə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

irresistibleness

or less commonly irresistableness play \ˌir-i-ˈzi-stə-bəl-nəs\ noun

irresistibly

or less commonly irresistably play \ˌir-i-ˈzi-stə-blē\ adverb

Examples of irresistible in a Sentence

  1. The force of the waves was irresistible.

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First Known Use of irresistible

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IRRESISTIBLE Defined for English Language Learners

irresistible

Definition of irresistible for English Language Learners

  • : impossible to resist especially because of strength or attractiveness


IRRESISTIBLE Defined for Kids

irresistible

adjective ir·re·sist·ible \ ˌir-i-ˈzi-stə-bəl \

Definition of irresistible for Students

: impossible to resist
  • an irresistible temptation

irresistibly

\-blē\ adverb


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