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.
- At Rotterdam he drew all hearts to him by his eloquence and fervour in the pulpit, and his irrepressible activity as a pastor.
- The heroism of Wolfe would have been irrepressible, Clive would have proved himself "a heaven-born general," and Frederick the Great would have written his name in history as one of the most skilful strategists the world has known, whoever had held the seals of office in England.