Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Impossible to resist; irresistible: resistless force; resistless love.
  • adj. Powerless to resist; unresisting.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. irresistible
  • adj. unresisting

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having no power to resist; making no opposition.
  • adj. Incapable of being resisted; irresistible.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Incapable of being resisted, opposed, or withstood; irresistible.
  • Powerless to resist; helpless; unresisting.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. offering no resistance
  • adj. impossible to resist; overpowering

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Examples

  • His powerful left arm, driving the double-razor-edged dirk in short, resistless arcs, managed to keep the snaky tendrils from coiling about his right arm, which was wielding the heavy, trenchant sword.

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  • Little wonder, therefore, that his amazing eloquence was described as a resistless torrent.

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  • Hum, thou art damnable handsome to Night, Charles -- Ay, thou wilt do't; I see a kind of resistless Leudness about thee, a most triumphant Impudence, loose and wanton.

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  • Hum, thou art damnable handsome to Night, _Charles_ -- Ay, thou wilt do't; I see a kind of resistless Leudness about thee, a most triumphant Impudence, loose and wanton.

    The Works of Aphra Behn, Volume II

  • Once, however, when some allusion was made to a comic scene in a new play then just brought out, wherein she had performed to the life the character of a low-bred lady's-maid passing herself off as her mistress, Miss Kelly arose, and with a kind of resistless ardour repeated a few sentences so inimitably that everybody laughed as much as if the real lady's-maid, and not the actress, had been before them; while she who had so well personated the part quietly resumed her seat without the least sign of merriment, as grave as possible.

    The Bed-Book of Happiness

  • My limbs now tremble, and my eyes swim with the remembrance; but then a resistless, and almost frantic, impulse, urged me forward; I seemed to have lost all soul or sensation but for this one pursuit.

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  • It is a super sort whichever way you countenance at it, and resistless to actualize how some grouping is populating the globe of Azeroth where the mettlesome of Warcraft takes place.

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  • You cannot comprehend its resistless fascination for me.

    Climbing Mount Everett

  • There is however, another enemy (though in some cases my dearest friend) whose power is resistless, and whose visits are perpetually made known by a rising of the stomack, and a redundance of water in the eyes.

    Letter 75

  • My limbs now tremble, and my eyes swim with the remembrance; but then a resistless, and almost frantic impulse, urged me forward; I seemed to have lost all soul or sensation but for this one pursuit.

    Chapter 3

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