WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
ir•re•press•i•ble /ˌɪrɪˈprɛsəbəl/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. that cannot be held back or restrained;
    uncontrollable:irrepressible laughter.
ir•re•pres•sib•ly, adv. See -press-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
ir•re•press•i•ble  (ir′i presə bəl),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. incapable of being repressed or restrained;
    uncontrollable:irrepressible laughter.
ir′re•press′i•bili•ty, ir′re•pressi•ble•ness, n. 
ir′re•pressi•bly, adv. 
  • ir-2 + repressible 1805–15


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

irrepressible /ˌɪrɪˈprɛsəbəl/ adj
  1. not capable of being repressed, controlled, or restrained

ˌirreˌpressiˈbility, ˌirreˈpressibleness n ˌirreˈpressibly adv



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