Definition of irrepressible in English:

irrepressible

adjective

  • Not able to be controlled or restrained.

    ‘an irrepressible rogue’
    ‘a great shout of irrepressible laughter’
    • ‘An irrepressible figure, Demarco's commitment to bringing radical artists to Scotland remains undiminished.’
    • ‘They were also usually, if not always, a restraining influence on the more abrasive, if not irrepressible side of Mercer.’
    • ‘It remains uncertain, despite his irrepressible need to perform in public, whether Jackson himself will take the stand.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘But the artists and musicians, poets and students and philosophers of the old town proved irksomely irrepressible.’
    • ‘For they know that within you is a force that is like that of a hurricane - wild, natural, untamed and irrepressible.’
    • ‘Refusing to be rattled by their losses, however, Oxford responded with a goal and a point from the irrepressible Brendan McGurk.’
    • ‘Vehicles break down, complaints come in, work needs to be rescheduled, but it is all done with irrepressible good humour and charm.’
    • ‘But after 23 years in the cold, the irrepressible necktie is making a comeback in the Islamic Republic of Iran.’
    • ‘I succumbed to an irrepressible urge to burst into song.’
    • ‘With its dilated eyes under raised eyebrows, it expresses irrepressible terror.’
    • ‘Khan was in irrepressible form from the start, raining in fast and accurate punches from every angle, to leave the hapless Korean stunned.’
    • ‘The villains then were misguided terrorists, the perpetrators now are our irrepressible politicians.’
    • ‘Suddenly the procession is interrupted by irrepressible sobbing.’
    • ‘We will be able to continue to manage without Ken's irrepressible scaremongering for the foreseeable future.’
    • ‘But this young Chinese girl has an indomitable spirit and an irrepressible enthusiasm.’
    • ‘Irresistible and irrepressible, Warne had stolen the stage.’
    • ‘It all came from a sweeping movement, when the irrepressible Scott Hadden and Chris Capaldi combined to devastating effect.’
    • ‘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.’
    inextinguishable, unquenchable, uncontainable, uncontrollable, unstoppable, indestructible, imperishable, undying, unfading, unfailing, enduring, lasting, everlasting, eternal, persistent
    ebullient, 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, merry
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Pronunciation

irrepressible

/ɪrɪˈprɛsɪb(ə)l/