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Definition of irresistible adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1so strong that it cannot be stopped or resisted I felt an irresistible urge to laugh. His arguments were irresistible. The temptation proved irresistible. opposite resistible
  2. 2so attractive that you feel you must have it an irresistible bargain On such a hot day, the water was irresistible (= it made you want to swim in it). irresistible to somebody The bright colors were irresistible to the baby.
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adverb They were irresistibly drawn to each other.
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