Definitions

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  • adv. In a manner or to a degree that can not be repressed; in an irrepressible way.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a manner or to a degree that can not be repressed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an irrepressible manner or degree; so as to preclude repression.

Etymologies

irrepressible +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • What made her spin and twirl about like this -- irresponsibly, unintentionally, irrepressibly, meaninglessly?

    What's Bred in the Bone

  • Poppy is the kind of irrepressibly chipper person who attempts to start conversations with random strangers; when they act standoffish, she says things like, "I won't bite!"

    Portland Mercury

  • Poppy (Sally Hawkins) is the kind of irrepressibly chipper person who attempts to start conversations with random strangers; when they act standoffish, she says things like, "I won't bite!"

    Portland Mercury

  • Diana was also irrepressibly mischievous, and William inherited that quality, too.

    William and Kate

  • Mr. Stein wrote the librettos for more than a dozen Broadway musicals, including "Zorba," a 1968 production about an irrepressibly charismatic Greek title character.

    Joseph Stein, writer of Broadway's "Fiddler on the Roof" and "Zorba," dies at 98

  • Arthur's a bike messenger - long lean musculature that only seems like gangliness because he's irrepressibly silly.

    Odin's Day

  • The children are back from their Christmas holiday with their father, irrepressibly bouncy and laden with plastic tat, an inch taller each.

    Diary of a separation

  • Although he can be as stern as any stony-faced Puritan preacher, especially on the topic of greed, he regards our planet—the site of all our mortal trials and travails—as an irrepressibly joyous place, everywhere open to human betterment.

    Dispatches From the Natural World

  • Owain Weinert is a terminally ill 10-year-old boy, introduced by the Make-A-Wish Foundation to PopCap, the irrepressibly quirky developer recently very expensively purchased by Electronic Arts.

    This week's new games

  • Perhaps the secret behind his long run of success is his irrepressibly optimistic style of delivery, which seems to help him turn even the most groanworthy gag into apparent comedy gold.

    This week's new comedy

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