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Definitions of "irrepressible"

  • Difficult or impossible to control or restrain: irrepressible laughter. adjective
  • Not containable or controllable. adjective
  • Not capable of being repressed, restrained, or controlled adjective
  • Not repressible; incapable of being repressed, restrained, or kept under control.
  • impossible to repress or control adjective

The word "irrepressible" in example sentences

You often hear someone described as irrepressible, so why is no one ever called repressible?. [Archive 2006-07-01]

The scaling him with chairs for ladders to dive into his pockets, despoil him of brown-paper parcels, hold on tight by his cravat, hug him round his neck, pommel his back, and kick his legs in irrepressible affection!. [A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Stave 2 The First of the Three Spirits | Solar Flare: Science Fiction News]

Job's outward calamities affect his mind. poured out -- in irrepressible complaints (Ps 42: 4; Jos 7: 5).. [Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible]

(_As she rises on the last movement of the dance toward ecstasy, the excitement rises with her, expressing itself in short, irrepressible yelps, at the highest point of which a scream from_. [The Arrow-Maker A Drama in Three Acts]

Some of the men now coming over it with the police had travelled it with Wolseley a few years previously and would have vivid recollections of the flies and mud and portages and the need of manufacturing skidways over the bogs, but they would also recall the irrepressible and uproarious spirit in which they used to sing of their additional accomplishments in the rollicking "Jolly Boys" chorus:. [Policing the Plains Being the Real-Life Record of the Famous North-West Mounted Police]

"The screw driver is mightier than the sword, hey, Dink?" called the irrepressible Roy, as Dinky hurried away into the darkness.. [Tom Slade with the Colors]

I'm breaking into what John Norton would call my irrepressible levity.. [Mike Fletcher A Novel]

He abounded in pretexts; he even sometimes brought contributions; he was persistent and penetrating, he was known as the irrepressible Tarrant.. [The Bostonians, Vol. I (of II)]

Sayonara Zetsubo-Sensei character Kafuka Fuura has been called her irrepressible optimism.. [ Antenna]

One recalls the irrepressible Hyman Kaplan, who explained to his night-school class that the "R.S.V.P." he'd tacked onto his composition meant "Reply, vill you plizz?". [VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol X No 1]

"irrepressible" - David was not a straight man: He had his share of laugh lines embedded into the banter.. [ - News]

The real star here turns out to be the Amazon itself, a place thick with "irrepressible" flora and a "gaudy display" of fauna -- a place, in short, that is "neither paradise nor perdition.". [Review of "The Last of the Tribe," by Monte Reel]

Yet, ironically, courts in British jurisdictions often treated prostitutes with a degree of tolerance, seeing them as a necessary social evil; they were an essential component of servicing an "irrepressible" male lust that was beyond the capacity of "respectable" wives and mothers.. [Gutenber-e Help Page]

As an actress in her youth, she is best known for her portrayal of the "irrepressible" Zelda Gilroy in the long-running 1950s TV show The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.. [Archive 2006-05-01]

Between chattel slavery and free labor there is 'irrepressible' antagonism, and there could be no real union -- no blending of the twain; but the gulf was bridged, under the pressure of necessity, as the wisdom of the times could best devise.. [The Continental Monthly, Vol. 3 No 2, February 1863 Devoted To Literature And National Policy]

The conflict which Mr. Seward pronounced "irrepressible" at last is ended.. [The Life, Public Services and Select Speeches of Rutherford B. Hayes]

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  • Pronunciations(ĭrˌĭ-prĕsˈə-bəl)
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  • Hyphenation ir re press i ble


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