resistless

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Resistless \Re*sist"less\, adjective

1. Having no power to resist; making no opposition. [Obs. or R.] --Spenser.

2. Incapable of being resisted; irresistible.

Masters' commands come with a power resistless To such as owe them absolute subjection. --Milton. -- {Re*sist"less*ly}, adverb -- {Re*sist"less*ness}, noun

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

resistless

adjective

1: impossible to resist; overpowering; "irresistible (or resistless) impulses"; "what happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object?" [syn: {irresistible}, {resistless}] [ant: {resistible}]

2: offering no resistance; "resistless hostages"; "No other colony showed such supine, selfish helplessness in allowing her own border citizens to be mercilessly harried"- Theodore Roosevelt [syn: {resistless}, {supine}, {unresisting}]


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