English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'irresistible'

(adjective) 
Definition
not able to be resisted or refused
It proved an irresistible temptation to go back.
Synonyms
overwhelming
She felt an overwhelming desire to laugh out loud.
,
compelling
Another, probably more compelling, factor is that of safety.
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overpowering
The desire for revenge can be overpowering.
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urgent
There is an urgent need for food and water.
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potent
a potent electoral message
,
imperative
It's imperative to know your rights at such a time.
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compulsive
an almost compulsive desire to play tricks
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uncontrollable
When he lost his temper, he was uncontrollable.
,
overmastering
(adjective) 
Definition
extremely attractive
The music is irresistible.
Synonyms
seductive
His voice is seductive.
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inviting
The February air was soft, cool and inviting.
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tempting
Resisting tempting goodies becomes a measure of your success.
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enticing
the enticing prospect of a night on the town
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provocative
sexually provocative behaviour
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fascinating
Her stories were fascinating.
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enchanting
She's an absolutely enchanting child.
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captivating
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beguiling
an immaculately dressed 60-year old with a beguiling smile
,
alluring
People found his unflappable and cool persona alluring.
,
bewitching
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ravishing
She looked ravishing.
(adjective) 
They feel the case for change is irresistible.
Synonyms
inescapable
A sense of imminent doom was inescapable.
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inevitable
The defeat had inevitable consequences for policy.
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unavoidable
Managers said the job losses were unavoidable.
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sure
Another victory is now sure.
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certain
They intervened to save him from certain death.
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fated
I was fated never to get there.
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destined
He feels that he was destined to become a musician.
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inexorable
the seemingly inexorable rise in unemployment
,
ineluctable

Additional synonyms

in the sense of alluring
People found his unflappable and cool persona alluring.
Synonyms
fetching (informal),
captivating,
bewitching,
come-hither,
hot (informal)
in the sense of beguiling
Definition
charming, often in a deceptive way
an immaculately dressed 60-year old with a beguiling smile
in the sense of certain
Definition
sure or bound
They intervened to save him from certain death.

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