re·​sist·​ible ri-ˈzi-stə-bəl How to pronounce resistible (audio)
: capable of being resisted

Examples of resistible in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Probably because, for many voters, The Whale was all too resistible. Vulture, 10 Mar. 2023 Yet the resistible force is about to meet the movable object given Cincinnati has surrendered 127.3 yards per game and 5.9 per carry in the playoffs. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, 13 Feb. 2022 He’s played by Jude Hill, an endearing young actor with outsize ardor who’s resistible only during two or three moments when Mr. Branagh, understandably enchanted, dotes on him in close-ups that are a bit too close and a bit too long. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, 11 Nov. 2021 This is a case of very resistible force meets immovable object. Phil Thompson,, 3 Dec. 2020 Offense was a resistible force; defense was a movable object. Berry Tramel, USA TODAY, 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, 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,, 20 May 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1608, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of resistible was in 1608

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“Resistible.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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re·​sist·​ible ri-ˈzis-tə-bəl How to pronounce resistible (audio)
: capable of being resisted

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