Definition of Irrepressible

1. Adjective. Impossible to repress or control. "Uncontrollable laughter"

Exact synonyms: Uncontrollable
Similar to: Uncontrolled
Derivative terms: Irrepressibility



Definition of Irrepressible

1. a. Not capable of being repressed, restrained, or controlled; as, irrepressible joy; an irrepressible conflict.

Definition of Irrepressible

1. Adjective. Not containable or controllable. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Irrepressible

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Irrepressible

irreparableness
irreparably
irreparate
irrepealability
irrepealable
irrepentance
irreplaceability
irreplaceable
irreplaceableness
irreplaceably
irreplicability
irreplicable
irreprehensible
irrepresentable
irrepressibility
irrepressible (current term)
irrepressibly
irreproachable
irreproachableness
irreproachably
irreproducibility
irreproducible
irreproducibly
irreprovable
irreprovableness
irreprovably
irreps
irreptitious
irreputable
irresilient

Literary usage of Irrepressible

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1888)
"The cleverest rider may well feel fear, And cling to the neck, or hold on by the ear, Of the irrepressible Donkey. This mischievous "moke" is an awkward And ..."

2. History of the United States from the Compromise of 1850 by James Ford Rhodes (1892)
"Seward delivered at Rochester his celebrated irrepressible-conflict speech; ... It is an irrepressible conflict between opposing and enduring forces, ..."

3. The Library of Wit and Humor, Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Literature by Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Rufus Edmonds Shapley (1894)
"irrepressible.—The Washington Star tells the following story of Hon. SS Cox, the " irrepressible "' Congressman from New York city: On Monday last, ..."

4. Great Debates in American History: From the Debates in the British by Marion Mills Miller, United States Congress, Great Britain Parliament (1913)
"... "the irrepressible conflict," which pierced to the quick through the calloused THE UNION RAIL-SPLITTERS (Lincoln and Seward Splitting tho Union] From ..."

5. The Historical Writings of John Fiske by John Fiske (1902)
"It was a conflict equally irrepressible that was carried on for seventy years between France and England for the possession of North America. ..."

6. War of the Rebellion; Or, Scylla and Charybdis: Consisting of Observations by Henry Stuart Foote (1866)
"Some farther Notice of the "irrepressible Conflict" Theory. ... THE fancied " irrepressible conflict of antagonistic elements imbedded in our complex frame ..."

7. Orations from Homer to William McKinley by Mayo Williamson Hazeltine (1902)
"At a speech delivered in 1858, at Rochester, New 3 , York, he affirmed that the slavery question offered for consideration " an irrepressible conflict," a ..."

8. Daniel Deronda by George Eliot (1876)
"Ezra sat down again and said nothing—exhausted by the shock of his own irrepressible utterance, the outburst of feelings which for years he had borne in ..."

9. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1888)
"The cleverest rider may well feel fear, And cling to the neck, or hold on by the ear, Of the irrepressible Donkey. This mischievous "moke" is an awkward And ..."

10. History of the United States from the Compromise of 1850 by James Ford Rhodes (1892)
"Seward delivered at Rochester his celebrated irrepressible-conflict speech; ... It is an irrepressible conflict between opposing and enduring forces, ..."

11. The Library of Wit and Humor, Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Literature by Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Rufus Edmonds Shapley (1894)
"irrepressible.—The Washington Star tells the following story of Hon. SS Cox, the " irrepressible "' Congressman from New York city: On Monday last, ..."

12. Great Debates in American History: From the Debates in the British by Marion Mills Miller, United States Congress, Great Britain Parliament (1913)
"... "the irrepressible conflict," which pierced to the quick through the calloused THE UNION RAIL-SPLITTERS (Lincoln and Seward Splitting tho Union] From ..."

13. The Historical Writings of John Fiske by John Fiske (1902)
"It was a conflict equally irrepressible that was carried on for seventy years between France and England for the possession of North America. ..."

14. War of the Rebellion; Or, Scylla and Charybdis: Consisting of Observations by Henry Stuart Foote (1866)
"Some farther Notice of the "irrepressible Conflict" Theory. ... THE fancied " irrepressible conflict of antagonistic elements imbedded in our complex frame ..."

15. Orations from Homer to William McKinley by Mayo Williamson Hazeltine (1902)
"At a speech delivered in 1858, at Rochester, New 3 , York, he affirmed that the slavery question offered for consideration " an irrepressible conflict," a ..."

16. Daniel Deronda by George Eliot (1876)
"Ezra sat down again and said nothing—exhausted by the shock of his own irrepressible utterance, the outburst of feelings which for years he had borne in ..."

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