irresistibility


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Related to irresistibility: Scath, undeterred, overhyped

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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.irresistibility - the quality of being overpowering and impossible to resist
power, powerfulness - possession of controlling influence; "the deterrent power of nuclear weapons"; "the power of his love saved her"; "his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade"
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Translations
عَدَم القُدْرَه على مُقاوَمَتِهِ
neodolatelnost
uimodståelighed
ellenállhatatlanság
ómótstæîileiki
neodolateľnosť
karşı konulamazlık

irresistible

(iriˈzistəbl) adjective
too strong, delightful, tempting etc to be resisted. He had an irresistible desire to hit her.
ˌirreˈsistibly adverb
ˈirreˌsistiˈbility noun
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in classic literature ?
my dream of universal irresistibility was but short-lived, for next afternoon, as William and I sat out at some cafe together, I found myself the object of chaff.
Commenting on this significant milestone, Mohit Bhalla, Country Manager of Perfetti Van Melle Lanka, said, "Alpenliebe has been a beloved household candy brand for many years, dominating the platform of 'irresistibility' and bringing hearts closer across all ages and social strata.
For all the Premier League's boasts about it being the best domestic competition in the world, for all its television money, every single one of its clubs is vulnerable to the pulling power and irresistibility of Real Madrid and Barcelona.
The beauty of a woman, her wisdom, uniqueness, irresistibility, moral and strong-willed qualities have always been glorified in poetry and prose, reflected in the canvases of great artists.
Moreover, the excessive reduction in the antioxidant status and increasing in lipid peroxidation following ISO administration indicate irresistibility of the free radicals, which cause oxidative damage to the myocardial cell (Goyal et al., 2015).
Every experience with Jumeirah on Valentine's Day is a celebration of charm, beauty, irresistibility, and ultimately...love.
"Indeed, the greatest testimony to America's irresistibility may be [their] persistence" despite international and internal migration.
While I recognize the richness of the pirate figure--not to mention the irresistibility of the pun--this focus detracts from the coherence of her argument.
Kim may have understood the irresistibility that the meeting would hold for Trump.
Even people who do not share their lives with a companion animal cannot deny the irresistibility of a tiny kitten.
The hot summer months make for the ideal time for children to enjoy the unique flavours of chilled Horlicks and our campaign is aimed to strengthen our connect with kids through our communication of irresistibility of flavours".
Justice Brennan's clerks marveled at his intellect, quickness, warmth, and irresistibility. (44) Though Audre Lorde warned that "the master's tools will never dismantle the master's house," (45) Brennan used the tools of his trade to do just that.