The definition of irrepressible is something that can’t be held back or restrained.
A child giggling while being tickled is an example of irrepressible.
Difficult or impossible to control or restrain: irrepressible laughter.
- ir′re·press′i·bil′i·ty ir′re·press′i·ble·ness
(not generally comparable, comparative more irrepressible, superlative most irrepressible)
From ir- + repressible.
- There is nowhere recorded a simple and irrepressible satisfaction with the gift of life, any memorable praise of God.
- He had as colleague Franz Gomarus, a strong supralapsarian, perfervid, irrepressible; and their collisions, personal, official, political, tended to develop and define their respective positions.
- On this extreme concentration of the Christian power was employed throughout Europe an army of official agents or officious adherents of the Holy See, who were animated by an irrepressible zeal for the aggrandizement of the papacy.
- This is what they have done with me! thought he, full of an irrepressible fury that welled up within him against the someone to whom what was happening might be attributed.
- At Rotterdam he drew all hearts to him by his eloquence and fervour in the pulpit, and his irrepressible activity as a pastor.