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 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,, "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.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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to assail by words or arguments

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