1. impossible to resist; overpowering
    irresistible (or resistless) impulses
    what happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object?
  2. offering no resistance
    resistless hostages
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How To Use resistless In A Sentence

  • Jake had never before neglected a fire-guard, and he did not understand the resistlessness of a prairie fire. When the Grass Grew Long
  • Then he committed all to the resistless and devouring might of the fire; he groaned aloud and callid on his dead comrade by name. The Iliad of Homer
  • Worth would have fallen but for the strong hand that upheld him, and dragged him resistlessly forward.
  • The resistlessness with which this new view of the life of civilisation has won acknowledgment from men of all classes is amazing. An Outline of the History of Christian Thought Since Kant
  • They say the Hellenes 'gathered host will come in arms aboard their ships to Simois with its silver eddies, even to Ilium, the plain of Troy beloved by Phoebus; where famed Cassandra, I am told, whene'er the god's resistless prophecies inspire her, wildly tosses her golden tresses, wreathed with crown of verdant bay. Iphigenia at Aulis
  • It’s doctrine-implied passive and resistless attitude. Masters advised followers to control their emotions and to calm their minds.
  • In the revealings of such light, such exceptional hour, such mood, one does not wonder at the old story fables, (indeed, why fables?) of people falling into love-sickness with trees, seiz'd extatic with the mystic realism of the resistless silent strength in them -- _strength_, which after all is perhaps the last, completest, highest beauty. Complete Prose Works Specimen Days and Collect, November Boughs and Goodbye My Fancy
  • Every race carries in its mental constitution the laws of its destiny, and it is, perhaps, these laws that it obeys with a resistless impulse.
  • Thereupon the spear-heads of the earthborn men shall not pierce thee, nor the flame of the deadly bulls as it rushes forth resistless. The Argonautica
  • Humanity, gripped in the clutches of its devastating power, is smitten by the evidence of its resistless fury.
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