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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Capable of being held back by an act of volition: Capable of being put down by force, usually before total control has been lost;

Usage examples (16)
  • Are all those people who aren't irrepressible... repressible?
  • I know that barely repressible urge to touch a stranger's body.
  • You often hear someone described as irrepressible, so why is no one ever called repressible?
  • Last House on the Left attempts a similar repressible trick on its audience, with its sound design and volume designed for maximum emotional punch. for more
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