resistible

adjective
re·​sist·​ible | \ ri-ˈzi-stə-bəl How to pronounce resistible (audio) \

Definition of resistible

: capable of being resisted

Examples of resistible in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is a case of very resistible force meets immovable object. Phil Thompson, chicagotribune.com, "Fantasy football lineups for Week 13: Start Kirk Cousins and sit Tyler Boyd," 3 Dec. 2020 Offense was a resistible force; defense was a movable object. Berry Tramel, USA TODAY, "Opinion: Oklahoma Sooners seem long way from solving their College Football Playoff problem," 30 Dec. 2019 In that, Tuesday’s game sets up to be a classic collision between a moveable object and a resistible force. Jeff Mcdonald, San Antonio Express-News, "Spurs, Cavs: Strugglesville, Pop. 2," 22 Jan. 2018 The mini-banshees, which sell for $50, were resistible to Jeff Lange, who visited during a Pandora preview for annual passholders. Dewayne Bevil, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Disney's Pandora merchandise is rooted in another world," 20 May 2017

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First Known Use of resistible

1608, in the meaning defined above

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“Resistible.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/resistible. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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