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.
- (The regimental commander's face now that the inspection was happily over beamed with irrepressible delight.)
- Sometimes, as she looked at the strange but amusing capers cut by the dancers, who--having decided once for all that being disguised, no one would recognize them--were not at all shy, Pelageya Danilovna hid her face in her handkerchief, and her whole stout body shook with irrepressible, kindly, elderly laughter.