irresistible


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ir·re·sis·ti·ble

 (ĭr′ĭ-zĭs′tə-bəl)
adj.
1. Impossible to resist: an irresistible impulse to sneeze.
2. Having an overpowering appeal: irresistible beauty.
3. Usage Problem Inevitable or inexorable.

ir′re·sis′ti·bil′i·ty, ir′re·sis′ti·ble·ness n.
ir′re·sis′ti·bly adv.
Usage Note: The word irresistible is sometimes used to mean "bound to happen, unstoppable, inevitable." A majority of the Usage Panel objects to this usage. In our 2006 survey, some 65 percent rejected the sentence The rise of liberal blogs was irresistible, given the broader climate of political debate.

irresistible

(ˌɪrɪˈzɪstəbəl)
adj
1. not able to be resisted or refused; overpowering: an irresistible impulse.
2. very fascinating or alluring: an irresistible woman.
ˌirreˌsistiˈbility, ˌirreˈsistibleness n
ˌirreˈsistibly adv

ir•re•sist•i•ble

(ˌɪr ɪˈzɪs tə bəl)

adj.
1. not resistible; incapable of being resisted or withstood: an irresistible impulse.
2. enticing; alluring; tempting to possess: an irresistible necklace.
[1590–1600; < Medieval Latin]
ir`re•sist`i•bil′i•ty, ir`re•sist′i•ble•ness, n.
ir`re•sist′i•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.irresistible - impossible to resist; overpowering; "irresistible (or resistless) impulses"; "what happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object?"
resistible - capable of being resisted or withstood or frustrated; "a resistible attack"; "such resistible temptations"
2.irresistible - overpoweringly attractive; "irresistible beauty"
attractive - pleasing to the eye or mind especially through beauty or charm; "a remarkably attractive young man"; "an attractive personality"; "attractive clothes"; "a book with attractive illustrations"

irresistible

adjective
1. overwhelming, compelling, overpowering, urgent, potent, imperative, compulsive, uncontrollable, overmastering It proved an irresistible temptation to go back.
3. inescapable, inevitable, unavoidable, sure, certain, fated, destined, inexorable, ineluctable They feel the case for change is irresistible.
Translations
لا يُقاوَم
neodolatelný
uimodståelig
vastustamaton
ómótstæîilegur
neatvairāms
neodolateľný
karşı konulamaz

irresistible

[ˌɪrɪˈzɪstəbl] ADJirresistible
she had an irresistible urge to yawnle entraron unas ganas irresistibles de bostezar
she looked irresistible in her new dressestaba irresistible en su vestido nuevo
he is irresistible to womenlas mujeres lo encuentran irresistible
an irresistible political forceuna fuerza política a la que es imposible resistirse

irresistible

[ˌɪrɪˈzɪstɪbəl] adj
[urge, desire] → irrésistible
[force, pressure] → irrésistible
(= very attractive) [person, charm] → irrésistible; [excitement, challenge] → irrésistible
his irresistible charm → son charme irrésistible
He found her wit irresistible → Il trouvait son esprit irrésistible.
(= tempting) [food] → irrésistible

irresistible

adjunwiderstehlich (to für); he is irresistible to womener wirkt auf Frauen unwiderstehlich; he was in irresistible form (Sport) → er war in unschlagbarer Form; the truth is irresistible (form)die Wahrheit kommt immer ans Licht

irresistible

[ˌɪrɪˈzɪstəbl] adjirresistibile

irresistible

(iriˈzistəbl) adjective
too strong, delightful, tempting etc to be resisted. He had an irresistible desire to hit her.
ˌirreˈsistibly adverb
ˈirreˌsistiˈbility noun
References in classic literature ?
Beth took a step forward, and pressed her hands tightly together to keep from clapping them, for this was an irresistible temptation, and the thought of practicing on that splendid instrument quite took her breath away.
It was the caress which a dewy maiden--such as the Dawn is, immortally--gives to her sleeping sister, partly from the impulse of irresistible fondness, and partly as a pretty hint that it is time now to unclose her eyes.
But there is a fatality, a feeling so irresistible and inevitable that it has the force of doom, which almost invariably compels human beings to linger around and haunt, ghost-like, the spot where some great and marked event has given the colour to their lifetime; and, still the more irresistibly, the darker the tinge that saddens it.
There were moments when, by an irresistible impulse, I found myself catching them up and pressing them to my heart.
That certain sultanism of his brain, which had otherwise in a good degree remained unmanifested; through those forms that same sultanism became incarnate in an irresistible dictatorship.
If it be made in the unobstructed air, especially if it descend to its mark, the stroke is then simply irresistible.
This is quite irresistible, and every one in the room joins in, until the place becomes a maze of flying skirts and bodies quite dazzling to look upon.
George had stood like one transfixed, at hearing his doom thus suddenly pronounced by a power that he knew was irresistible.
A minority is powerless while it conforms to the majority; it is not even a minority then; but it is irresistible when it clogs by its whole weight.
It seems that in the neighborhood of the mountain Kotlugja, large bodies of water formed underneath, or within the glaciers (either on account of the interior heat of the earth, or from other causes), and at length acquired irresistible power, tore the glaciers from their mooring on the land, and swept them over every obstacle into the sea.
The next day and the day after, he hung about the court-room, drawn by an al- most irresistible impulse to go in, but forcing himself to stay out.
So soon does the soul outgrow its mansions that after once seeing Milltown her fancy ran out to the future sight of Portland; for that, having islands and a harbor and two public monuments, must be far more beautiful than Milltown, which would, she felt, take its proud place among the cities of the earth, by reason of its tremendous business activity rather than by any irresistible appeal to the imagination.