Definition of irrepressible in English:

irrepressible

adjective

  • Not able to be controlled or restrained.

    ‘a great shout of irrepressible laughter’
    • ‘We will be able to continue to manage without Ken's irrepressible scaremongering for the foreseeable future.’
    • ‘Vehicles break down, complaints come in, work needs to be rescheduled, but it is all done with irrepressible good humour and charm.’
    • ‘But this young Chinese girl has an indomitable spirit and an irrepressible enthusiasm.’
    • ‘It all came from a sweeping movement, when the irrepressible Scott Hadden and Chris Capaldi combined to devastating effect.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Irresistible and irrepressible, Warne had stolen the stage.’
    • ‘With its dilated eyes under raised eyebrows, it expresses irrepressible terror.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Khan was in irrepressible form from the start, raining in fast and accurate punches from every angle, to leave the hapless Korean stunned.’
    • ‘Suddenly the procession is interrupted by irrepressible sobbing.’
    • ‘But after 23 years in the cold, the irrepressible necktie is making a comeback in the Islamic Republic of Iran.’
    • ‘Refusing to be rattled by their losses, however, Oxford responded with a goal and a point from the irrepressible Brendan McGurk.’
    • ‘An irrepressible figure, Demarco's commitment to bringing radical artists to Scotland remains undiminished.’
    • ‘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 succumbed to an irrepressible urge to burst into song.’
    • ‘The villains then were misguided terrorists, the perpetrators now are our irrepressible politicians.’
    • ‘It remains uncertain, despite his irrepressible need to perform in public, whether Jackson himself will take the stand.’
    • ‘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.’
    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

/ˌi(r)rəˈpresəb(ə)l//ˌɪ(r)rəˈprɛsəb(ə)l/