irresistible

[ir-i-zis-tuh-buhl]
adjective
1.
not resistible; incapable of being resisted or withstood: an irresistible impulse.
2.
lovable, especially calling forth feelings of protective love: an irresistible puppy.
3.
enticing; tempting to possess: an irresistible necklace.
noun
4.
an irresistible person or thing.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Medieval Latin irresistibilis. See ir-2, resistible

irresistibility, irresistibleness, noun
irresistibly, adverb
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irresistible (ˌɪrɪˈzɪstəbəl)
 
adj
1.  not able to be resisted or refused; overpowering: an irresistible impulse
2.  very fascinating or alluring: an irresistible woman
 
irresisti'bility
 
n
 
irre'sistibleness
 
n
 
irre'sistibly
 
adv

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irresistible
1590s, from L.L. irresistibilis, from ir- (see in-) + resistere (see resist).
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Example sentences
The challenge and the novelty of making up a quiz for my father were
  irresistible.
Your feline may find it irresistible, but catnip has rather a different effect
  on mosquitoes.
The lure of dollars-or euros or yen-becomes all but irresistible when the
  alternatives become ever more limited.
The explanatory power of his concepts proved irresistible.
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