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Not able to be controlled or restrained.‘an irrepressible rogue’‘a great shout of irrepressible laughter’
inextinguishable, unquenchable, uncontainable, uncontrollable, unstoppable, indestructible, imperishable, undying, unfading, unfailing, enduring, lasting, everlasting, eternal, persistentebullient, exuberant, buoyant, sunny, breezy, jaunty, light-hearted, in high spirits, high-spirited, bubbling over, sparkling, effervescent, vivacious, animated, full of life, lively, vigorous, zestful, joyful, cheerful, cheery, merryView synonyms
- ‘We will be able to continue to manage without Ken's irrepressible scaremongering for the foreseeable future.’
- ‘I'm sure I can only begin to imagine what a parent can feel to have their child ripped away from their lives by irrepressible crime.’
- ‘They were also usually, if not always, a restraining influence on the more abrasive, if not irrepressible side of Mercer.’
- ‘For they know that within you is a force that is like that of a hurricane - wild, natural, untamed and irrepressible.’
- ‘It remains uncertain, despite his irrepressible need to perform in public, whether Jackson himself will take the stand.’
- ‘It all came from a sweeping movement, when the irrepressible Scott Hadden and Chris Capaldi combined to devastating effect.’
- ‘Vehicles break down, complaints come in, work needs to be rescheduled, but it is all done with irrepressible good humour and charm.’
- ‘But the artists and musicians, poets and students and philosophers of the old town proved irksomely irrepressible.’
- ‘Then there are bands that have an irrepressible spark that makes you want to keep listening and watching no matter what they sling at you.’
- ‘But after 23 years in the cold, the irrepressible necktie is making a comeback in the Islamic Republic of Iran.’
- ‘An irrepressible figure, Demarco's commitment to bringing radical artists to Scotland remains undiminished.’
- ‘But this young Chinese girl has an indomitable spirit and an irrepressible enthusiasm.’
- ‘Surely it is only a matter of time before technology grows and becomes such an irrepressible force that to try to restrict it would be folly.’
- ‘Refusing to be rattled by their losses, however, Oxford responded with a goal and a point from the irrepressible Brendan McGurk.’
- ‘Khan was in irrepressible form from the start, raining in fast and accurate punches from every angle, to leave the hapless Korean stunned.’
- ‘With its dilated eyes under raised eyebrows, it expresses irrepressible terror.’
- ‘Suddenly the procession is interrupted by irrepressible sobbing.’
- ‘Irresistible and irrepressible, Warne had stolen the stage.’
- ‘The villains then were misguided terrorists, the perpetrators now are our irrepressible politicians.’
- ‘I succumbed to an irrepressible urge to burst into song.’
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