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re·sist·less

 (rĭ-zĭst′lĭs)
adj.
1. Impossible to resist; irresistible: resistless force; resistless love.
2. Powerless to resist; unresisting.

re·sist′less·ly adv.
re·sist′less·ness n.

resistless

(rɪˈzɪstlɪs)
adj
1. unresisting
2. irresistible
reˈsistlessly adv

re•sist•less

(rɪˈzɪst lɪs)

adj.
1. irresistible.
2. not resisting.
[1580–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.resistless - impossible to resist; overpowering; "irresistible (or resistless) impulses"; "what happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object?"
2.resistless - offering no resistanceresistless - offering no resistance; "resistless hostages"; "No other colony showed such supine, selfish helplessness in allowing her own border citizens to be mercilessly harried"- Theodore Roosevelt
passive, inactive - lacking in energy or will; "Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to a disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself"- George Meredith
References in classic literature ?
Is all our Life, then but a dream Seen faintly in the goldern gleam Athwart Time's dark resistless stream?
The cold was not severe, but the storm was quiet and resistless.
Yet in the interval since Crick's last view of them something had occurred which changed the pivot of the universe for their two natures; something which, had he known its quality, the dairyman would have despised, as a practical man; yet which was based upon a more stubborn and resistless tendency than a whole heap of so-called practicalities.
Already there had come rumours of the daring and blunt, resistless force with which this new-made millionaire had confronted a gigantic task.
Then, while Ferguson and Kennedy lay there motionless, the resistless longing came over him to drain the last few drops of water that had been kept in reserve.
An instant later the Tiger crouched and launched its huge body through the air swift and resistless as a ball from a cannon.
Far away in the clouds, it seemed, they could hear a faint humming, some new sound, something mechanical in its regular beating, yet with clamorous throatiness of some human force cleaving its way through the resistless air.
Indomitable, never resting, fighting for seconds and minutes all week, circumventing delays and crushing down obstacles, a fount of resistless energy, a high-driven human motor, a demon for work, now that he had accomplished the week's task he was in a state of collapse.
Only in legend does the sinner come forth penitent, but terrible, to conquer pure woman by his resistless power.
My limbs now tremble, and my eyes swim with the remembrance; but then a resistless and almost frantic impulse urged me forward; I seemed to have lost all soul or sensation but for this one pursuit.
The bank of the river was changed; the flat had become an island, between which and the slope where she stood the North Fork was rolling its resistless yellow torrent.
Out of regions of wonder it streamed, the very river of life; and the soul leaped up at the sight of it, fled back upon it, swift and resistless, back into far-off lands, where beauty and terror dwell.