What does irresistible mean?

Definitions for irresistible
ˌɪr ɪˈzɪs tə bəlir·re·sistible

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. irresistible, resistless(adj)

    impossible to resist; overpowering

    "irresistible (or resistless) impulses"; "what happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object?"

  2. irresistible(adj)

    overpoweringly attractive

    "irresistible beauty"


  1. irresistible(Adjective)

    Not able to be resisted.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Irresistible(adj)

    that can not be successfully resisted or opposed; superior to opposition; resistless; overpowering; as, an irresistible attraction

    Etymology: [Pref. ir- not + resistible: cf. F. irrsistible.]


  1. Irresistible

    "Irresistible" is a song by American recording artist Jessica Simpson that Sony Music released on April 12, 2001, as the lead single from her second studio album of the same name. Its title and concept were proposed by singer-songwriter Pamela Sheyne, while Arnthor Birgisson, an acquaintance of Sony chief executive officer Tommy Mottola, and his partner Anders Bagge developed the melody and co-wrote the verses with Sheyne. The lyrics are more sexually suggestive than Simpson's previous songs. The song, composed in the key of C major, is a mid-tempo R&B number with dance-pop and funk influences. Instruments featured in the song include strings, synthesizers, percussion, and acoustic piano. The lyrics center on the tension between a young woman's sexual desires and her inhibitions. A So So Def remix of the piece features Lil' Bow Wow and Jermaine Dupri, and incorporates samples of Kool & the Gang's "Jungle Boogie". The accompanying music video, directed by Simon Brand, has a James Bond theme and features scenes of Simpson dressed as a spy. A music video for the So So Def remix was also filmed, featuring appearances by Dupri and Lil' Bow Wow inter-cut with scenes of Simpson. She performed the song as part of the set list of her DreamChaser Tour and Reality Tour. The single was also promoted with live performances on various televised appearances and the MTV Total Request Live Tour. "Irresistible" was featured on the Disney Channel Original Series Lizzie McGuire.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of irresistible in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of irresistible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of irresistible in a Sentence

  1. Vincent Van Gogh:

    What am I in the eyes of most people — a nonentity, an eccentric, or an unpleasant person — somebody who has no position in society and will never have; in short, the lowest of the low. All right, then — even if that were absolutely true, then I should one day like to show by my work what such an eccentric, such a nobody, has in his heart. That is my ambition, based less on resentment than on love in spite of everything, based more on a feeling of serenity than on passion. Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony and music inside me. I see paintings or drawings in the poorest cottages, in the dirtiest corners. And my mind is driven towards these things with an irresistible momentum.” ― Vincent van Gogh

  2. Mun Chong-hyun:

    No security measures or regulations can 100 percent guarantee safety of virtual coins. It is held anonymously and in lightly-secured systems, which makes them an irresistible target.

  3. Alexis de Tocqueville:

    Born often under another sky, placed in the middle of an always moving scene, himself driven by the irresistible torrent which draws all about him, the American has no time to tie himself to anything, he grows accustomed only to change, and ends by regarding it as the natural state of man. He feels the need of it, more he loves it; for the instability; instead of meaning disaster to him, seems to give birth only to miracles all about him.

  4. David Mamet:

    The popularity of disaster movies expresses a collective perception of a world threatened by irresistible and unforeseen forces which nevertheless are thwarted at the last moment. Their thinly veiled symbolic meaning might be translated thus: We are innocent of wrongdoing. We are attacked by unforeseeable forces come to harm us. We are, thus, innocent even of negligence. Though those forces are insuperable, chance will come to our aid and we shall emerge victorious.

  5. Washington Irving:

    Some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.

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    showing intellectual penetration or emotional depth
    • A. squashy
    • B. aligned
    • C. abrupt
    • D. profound

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