1) ADJ-GRADED If you describe something such as a desire or force as irresistible, you mean that it is so powerful that it makes you act in a certain way, and there is nothing you can do to prevent this.

It proved an irresistible temptation to Hall to go back.

...irresistible pressure from the financial markets...

They feel the case for change is irresistible.

Derived words:
irresistibly [[t]ɪ̱rɪzɪ̱stɪbli[/t]] ADV-GRADED ADV with v

I found myself irresistibly drawn to Steve's world.

2) ADJ-GRADED If you describe something or someone as irresistible, you mean that they are so good or attractive that you cannot stop yourself from liking them or wanting them. [INFORMAL]

The music is irresistible.

...irresistible granary bread.

Derived words:
irresistibly ADV-GRADED ADV adj

She had a gamine charm which men found irresistibly attractive.

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  • irresistible — 1. adj. Que no se puede resistir. 2. Dicho de una persona: De mucho atractivo y simpatía. ☛ V. fuerza irresistible …   Diccionario de la lengua española

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