irresistibly irresistibly  /ˌɪ rɪ ˈzɪ stəb li/

Definition(s):

  • (adv) incapable of being resisted

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. At the century's start, democracy was thought to be spreading irresistibly across the world.
  2. Unlike the brash, straight-talking Okuda or the irresistibly charismatic Cho, Watanabe, who sings in a men's choir, is far more reserved.
  3. But almost everyone agrees that actress Diane Lane's rendering of an irresistibly average mom driven mad by passion is, by itself, worth the price of admission.

News

  1. 'Annie's' Miss Hannigan: Cameron Diaz continues a transformation

    She came to our attention as likable sultry lounge singer Tina in “The Mask” and the irresistibly sweet Mary from the Farrelly brothers' “There’s Something About Mary.” In the years that followed, Cameron Diaz played endearing to perfection, even and especially when she was playing a sex symbol.
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. South Pacific Still Dazzles

    Featuring star making turns by the irresistibly charming Irish American actress Kelli O'Hara and John Wayne's (much better looking) son Matthew Morrison, "South Pacific" delivers on every level and it richly deserves each of the seven Tony Awards it picked up this year, including Best Revival, Best Direction and Best Leading Actor.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Irish Central

  3. Meet Lorde, the Teen Pop Star With a No Selfies Policy

    Sixteen-year-old Ella Yelich-O’Connor, stage name Lorde, is already a big deal in New Zealand, where she was born, and which she’s only left two times in her life. There, her spare but soulful pop single, “Royals,” debuted at No. 1 in March, with an irresistibly teenage blend of defiance and ... More »        
    on June 26, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

Quotes

  1. Not specifically mentioning the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan --although his meaning was clear -- Bush said of the first president: "He once wrote, 'My best wishes are irresistibly excited whensoever in any country I see an oppressed nation unfurl...
    on Feb 19, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. In Book Two of Democracy in America, de Tocqueville wrote: "Christianity has therefore retained a strong hold on the public mind in America......In the United States......Christianity itself is a fact so irresistibly established, that no one...
    on Apr 16, 2008 By: Alexis de Tocqueville Source: Family Security Matters

  3. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle called it "that great cesspool into which all the loungers and idlers of the empire are irresistibly drained" while Disraeli believed its importance could barely be overestimated.
    on Nov 10, 2003 By: Arthur Conan Doyle Source: guardian.co.uk

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