Some might find these chocolates irresistible.
A delicious piece of chocolate cake is an example of something that would be described as irresistible by a person who loves chocolate cake.
Origin of irresistibleLate Latin irresistibilis
- Impossible to resist: an irresistible impulse to sneeze.
- Having an overpowering appeal: irresistible beauty.
- Usage Problem Inevitable or inexorable.
- ir′re·sis′ti·bil′i·ty ir′re·sis′ti·ble·ness
Usage Note: The word irresistible is sometimes used to mean “bound to happen, unstoppable, inevitable.” A majority of the Usage Panel objects to this usage. In our 2006 survey, some 65 percent rejected the sentence The rise of liberal blogs was irresistible, given the broader climate of political debate.
(comparative more irresistible, superlative most irresistible)
- Not able to be resisted.
ir- + resistible