irrepressible adj : impossible to repress or control; "an irrepressible chatterbox"; "uncontrollable laughter" [syn: uncontrollable]
- Not containable
- 1858, Charles
Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby,
- "...here the two friends burst into a variety of giggles, and glanced from time to time, over the tops of their pocket-handkerchiefs, at Nicholas, who from a state of unmixed astonishment, gradually fell into one of irrepressible laughter...
- 1858, Charles Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby,
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