that may never be successfully resisted or opposed better than opposition resistless overpowering as an irresistible attraction
- overpoweringly appealing
- impractical to resist; overpowering
- that may never be effectively resisted or compared; superior to resistance; resistless; overwhelming; because, an irresistible destination.
1590s, from belated Latin irresistibilis, from assimilated form of in- "not, reverse of" (see in- (1)) + resistere (see resist). Related: Irresistibly; irresistibility.
(a.) That may never be effectively resisted or compared; more advanced than resistance; resistless; overpowering; because, an irresistible destination.
The remainder of the Visigoths, under Alavivus and Fritigern, now began to seek, and ultimately were successful in obtaining (376), the permission of the emperor Valens to settle in Thrace; Athanaric meanwhile took refuge in Transylvania, thus abandoning the field without any serious struggle to the irresistible Huns.