irrepressible irrepressible  /ɪ rə ˈprɛ sə bəl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) impossible to repress or control

Usage(s):

  1. A handsome, irrepressible romantic in those years, he once had to apologize to the husband of an old flame after Mileva discovered Einstein's renewed correspondence with her.
  2. By that criterion, the sometimes blundering but always triumphant cat with the irrepressible gleam in his eye more than qualifies.
  3. Ali the irrepressible loudmouth, Frazier the simple Bible-reading Baptist v.

News

  1. Nadal shakes off protesters, and Ferrer, to triumph

    PARIS- - An irrepressible Rafael Nadal did not let a flare-wielding protester or the dogged resistance of David Ferrer throw him off course as he stormed to a record eighth French Open title with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 win on Sunday.        
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Chicago Tribune

  2. Tennis-Nadal shakes off protesters, and Ferrer, to triumph

    (Adds further details) By Pritha Sarkar PARIS, June 9 (Reuters) - An irrepressible Rafa Nadal did not let a flare-wielding protester or the dogged resistance of David Ferrer throw him off course as he stormed to a record eighth French Open title with a 6-3 6-2 6-3 win on Sunday. Playing through heavy drizzle, Nadal relentlessly swatted away a dripping yellow ball to become the first man to win ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Nadal shakes off protesters, Ferrer to win French Open

    A bare-chested protestor who jumped on to court with a red flare and the dogged resistance of fellow Spaniard David Ferrer could not stop an irrepressible Rafa Nadal from storming to a record eighth French Open title with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 win on Sunday. The claycourt king was left startled in the sixth game of the second set when a man wearing a white mask leapt over from the stands and ran ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: MSNBC

Quotes

  1. Shepherd's name wasn't mentioned Wednesday, however, in the broadcast or in the official announcement, in which producer and show creator Barbara Walters said, "I have known Whoopi for years. She is brilliant, funny and irrepressible, and is an...
    on Aug 2, 2007 By: Barbara Walters Source: Hartford Courant

  2. "I have known Whoopi for years. She is brilliant, funny and irrepressible, and is an enormously popular and talented star. We are delighted that she is going to join the program as our moderator. This is going to be a great new chapter for The View,...
    on Aug 1, 2007 By: Brian Frons Source: MovieWeb

  3. "Greg Dillon was a consummate professional in law and hotel development, and was a tremendous ambassador for our company," Barron Hilton said in the statement. "His warmth and sincerity, and his irrepressible Irish charm, will long be...
    on Feb 20, 2009 By: Barron Hilton Source: San Jose Mercury News

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