英 [ɪrɪ'presɪb(ə)l] 美 [,ɪrɪ'prɛsəbl]
  • adj. 抑制不住的;压服不了的
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irrepressible 无法遏制的


irrepressible (adj.)
1767, from assimilated form of in- (1) "not, opposite of" + repressible (see repress).
Increase of population, which is filling the States out to their very borders, together with a new and extended network of railroads and other avenues, and an internal commerce which daily becomes more intimate, is rapidly bringing the States into a higher and more perfect social unity or consolidation. Thus, these antagonistic systems are continually coming into closer contact, and collision results.

Shall I tell you what this collision means? They who think that it is accidental, unnecessary, the work of interested or fanatical agitators, and therefor ephemeral, mistake the case altogether. It is an irrepressible conflict between opposing and enduring forces, and it means that the United States must and will, sooner or later, become either entirely a slaveholding nation, or entirely a free-labor nation. [William H. Seward, speech at Rochester, N.Y., Oct. 2, 1858]
Related: Irrepressibly.
1. Jon's exuberance was irrepressible.


2. An amusement park is the perfect locale for a bunch of irrepressible youngsters to have all sorts of adventures.


3. You cannot keep her quiet for long ; she's irrepressible!
想让她多安静会儿可办不到, 她总是欢蹦乱跳的!


4. " All right, " he said to himself, with an irrepressible frown, " let her sleep alone. "
“ 好吧, " 他对自己说, 忍不住皱紧了眉头. " 就让她一个人睡吧. ”

来自英汉文学 - 嘉莉妹妹

5. NEW YORK - E - mail is crippled , concussed by an irrepressible spam stream.
电子邮件是残废的, 因为有持续不断的垃圾邮件冲击.


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