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Adjective irresistible has 2 senses


irresistiblea. [Pref. ir- not + resistible: cf. F. irrésistible.].
     That can not be successfully resisted or opposed; superior to opposition; resistless; overpowering; as, an irresistible attraction.  [1913 Webster]
    "An irresistible law of our nature impels us to seek happiness."  [1913 Webster]


irresistible, adj.
1 too strong or convincing to be resisted.
2 delightful; alluring.

irresistibility n. irresistibleness n. irresistibly adv.
med.L irresistibilis (as IN-(1), RESIST)



absolute, adducible, admissible, alluring, appealing, appetizing, armipotent, attestative, attestive, attractive, authentic, authoritative, based on, beguiling, bewitching, blandishing, cajoling, captivating, catching, certain, charismatic, charming, circumstantial, coactive, coaxing, cogent, come-hither, compelling, comprehensive, compulsatory, compulsive, compulsory, conclusive, consequential, considerable, constraining, convincing, coquettish, cumulative, damning, decisive, deep, delightful, determinative, documentary, documented, driving, dynamic, effective, enchanting, energetic, engaging, enravishing, enthralling, enticing, entrancing, evidential, evidentiary, ex parte, exciting, exhaustive, exotic, exquisite, eye-witness, factual, fascinating, fated, fateful, fetching, final, firsthand, flirtatious, forceful, forcible, founded on, full, glamorous, grand, grave, great, grounded on, hearsay, heart-robbing, heavy, high-potency, high-powered, high-pressure, high-tension, hypnotic, impenetrable, imperative, imperious, implicit, impregnable, in force, in power, incontestable, incontrovertible, indefeasible, indicative, indisputable, indomitable, ineluctable, inescapable, inevasible, inevitable, inexorable, inexpugnable, inflexible, insuperable, intense, interesting, intriguing, invincible, inviolable, inviting, invulnerable, irrefutable, irrepressible, irrevocable, lovely, luxurious, main, material, maximum, mesmeric, mighty, mighty in battle, mouth-watering, necessary, nuncupative, operative, overpowering, overriding, overwhelming, piquant, plenary, potent, powerful, prepossessing, prepotent, pressing, presumptive, probative, provocative, provoquant, puissant, ravishing, relentless, reliable, resistless, restraining, ruling, seducing, seductive, sensuous, serious, significant, siren, sirenic, spellbinding, spellful, striking, strong, suggestive, sure, sure as death, sure as fate, symptomatic, taking, tantalizing, teasing, telling, tempting, thrilling, tickling, titillating, titillative, total, unassailable, unavoidable, unbearable, unbeatable, unconquerable, uncontrollable, undeflectable, ungovernable, unmanageable, unpreventable, unstoppable, unsubduable, unsurmountable, unyielding, valid, vigorous, vital, voluptuous, weighty, winning, winsome, witching




N necessity, involuntariness, instinct, blind impulse, inborn proclivity, innate proclivity, native tendency, natural tendency, natural impulse, predetermination, necessity, necessitation, obligation, compulsion, subjection, stern necessity, hard necessity, dire necessity, imperious necessity, inexorable necessity, iron necessity, adverse necessity, fate, what must be, destiny, destination, fatality, fate, kismet, doom, foredoom, election, predestination, preordination, foreordination, lot fortune, fatalism, inevitableness, spell, star, stars, planet, planets, astral influence, sky, Fates, Parcae, Sisters three, book of fate, God's will, will of Heaven, wheel of Fortune, Ides of March, Hobson's choice, last shift, last resort, dernier ressort, pis aller, necessaries, necessarian, necessitarian, fatalist, automaton, necessary, needful, fated, destined, elect, spellbound compulsory, uncontrollable, inevitable, unavoidable, irresistible, irrevocable, inexorable, avoidless, resistless, involuntary, instinctive, automatic, blind, mechanical, unconscious, unwitting, unthinking, unintentional, impulsive, necessarily, of necessity, of course, ex necessitate rei, needs must, perforce, nolens volens, will he nil he, willy nilly, bon gre mal gre, willing or unwilling, coute que coute, faute de mieux, by stress of, if need be, it cannot be helped, there is no help for, there is no helping it, it will be, it must be, it needs to be, it must be so, it will have its way, the die is cast, jacta est alea, che sara sara, it is written, one's days are numbered, one's fate is sealed, Fata obstant, diis aliter visum, actum me invito factus, non est meus actus, aujord'hui roi demain rien, quisque suos patimur manes, The moving finger writes and having writ moves on, Nor all thy piety nor wit shall draw it back to ca.


N compulsion, coercion, coaction, constraint, duress, enforcement, press, conscription, force, brute force, main force, physical force, the sword, ultima ratio, club law, lynch law, mob law, arguementum baculinum, le droit du plus fort, martial law, restraint, necessity, force majeure, Hobson's choice, compelling, coercive, coactive, inexorable, compulsory, compulsatory, obligatory, stringent, peremptory, forcible, not to be trifled with, irresistible, compelled, fain to, by force, by force of arms, on compulsion, perforce, vi et armis, under the lash, at the point of the sword, at the point of the bayonet, forcibly, by a strong arm, under protest, in spite of one's teeth, against one's will, nolens volens, by stress of circumstances, by stress of weather, under press of, de rigueur, with a gun to one's head, I'll make him an offer he can't refuse.


N strength, power, energy, vigor, force, main force, physical force, brute force, spring, elasticity, tone, tension, tonicity, stoutness, lustihood, stamina, nerve, muscle, sinew, thews and sinews, physique, pith, pithiness, virtility, vitality, athletics, athleticism, gymnastics, feats of strength, adamant, steel, iron, oak, heart of oak, iron grip, grit, bone, athlete, gymnast, acrobat, superman, Atlas, Hercules, Antaeus, Samson, Cyclops, Goliath, tower of strength, giant refreshed, strengthening, invigoration, refreshment, refocillation, dynamics, statics, strong, mighty, vigorous, forcible, hard, adamantine, stout, robust, sturdy, hardy, powerful, potent, puissant, valid, resistless, irresistible, invincible, proof against, impregnable, unconquerable, indomitable, dominating, inextinguishable, unquenchable, incontestable, more than a match for, overpowering, overwhelming, all powerful, all sufficient, sovereign, able-bodied, athletic, Herculean, Cyclopean, Atlantean, muscular, brawny, wiry, well-knit, broad-shouldered, sinewy, strapping, stalwart, gigantic, manly, man-like, manful, masculine, male, virile, unweakened, unallayed, unwithered, unshaken, unworn, unexhausted, in full force, in full swing, in the plenitude of power, stubborn, thick-ribbed, made of iron, deep-rooted, strong as a lion, strong as a horse, strong as an ox, strong as brandy, sound as a roach, in fine feather, in high feather, built like a brick shithouse, like a giant refreshed, strongly, by force, by main force, our withers are unwrung, Blut und Eisen, coelitus mihi vires, du fort au diable, en habiles gens, ex vi termini, flecti non frangi, he that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves an, inflexible in faith invincible in arms.


N demonstration, proof, rigorous proof, conclusiveness, apodeixis, apodixis, probation, comprobation, logic of facts, experimentum crucis, argument, rigorous establishment, absolute establishment, conviction, cogency, (persuasion), demonstrating, demonstrative, demonstrable, probative, unanswerable, conclusive, apodictic, apodeictic, apodeictical, irresistible, irrefutable, irrefragable, necessary, categorical, decisive, crucial, demonstrated, proven, unconfuted, unanswered, unrefuted, evident, deducible, consequential, consectary, inferential, following, convincing, cogent, persuasive (believable), of course, in consequence, consequently, as a matter of course, necessarily, of necessity, probatum est, there is nothing more to be said, quod est demonstrandum, Q, E, D, it must follow, exitus acta probat.

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