insuppressible

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

in- +‎ suppressible

Adjective[edit]

insuppressible (comparative more insuppressible, superlative most insuppressible)

  1. That cannot be suppressed.
    • 1903, William Godwin, Caleb Williams[1]:
      It seemed as if the sense of public resentment had long been gathering strength unperceived, and now burst forth into insuppressible violence.
    • 1921, Louis Joseph Vance, Red Masquerade[2]:
      In its stead Victor favoured Karslake with a slow smile of understanding that broadened into an insuppressible grin of successful malice, a grimace of crude exultation through which peered out the impish savage mutinously imprisoned within a flimsy husk of modern manner.