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Synonyms for resistance
rɪˈzɪs tənsre·sis·tance

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. resistance

    The weak may speak or act in defense of the strong; none but the powerful can assure others of protection. A defense is ordinarily against actual attack; protection is against possible as well as actual dangers. We speak of defense against an assault, protection from the cold. Vindication is a triumphant defense of character and conduct against charges of error or wrong. Compare APOLOGY.

    Synonyms:
    apology, bulwark, defense, fortress, guard, justification, protection, rampart, safeguard, shelter, shield, vindication

    Antonyms:
    abandonment, betrayal, capitulation, desertion, flight, surrender

    Preposition:
    Defense against assault or assailants; in law, defense to an action, from the testimony.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. resistance

    Synonyms:
    opposition, hindrance

Princeton's WordNet

  1. resistance, oppositionnoun

    the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with

    "he encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens"; "despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead"

    Synonyms:
    underground, foe, resistivity, opposite, confrontation, immunity, enemy, ohmic resistance, foeman, electrical resistance, opponent, impedance, electric resistance, opposition, resistor, oppositeness

  2. resistancenoun

    any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion

    Synonyms:
    electrical resistance, resistivity, immunity, ohmic resistance, underground, impedance, resistor, opposition, electric resistance

  3. electric resistance, electrical resistance, impedance, resistance, resistivity, ohmic resistancenoun

    a material's opposition to the flow of electric current; measured in ohms

    Synonyms:
    electrical resistance, resistivity, immunity, ohmic resistance, underground, impedance, resistor, opposition, electric resistance

  4. resistancenoun

    the military action of resisting the enemy's advance

    "the enemy offered little resistance"

    Synonyms:
    electrical resistance, resistivity, immunity, ohmic resistance, underground, impedance, resistor, opposition, electric resistance

  5. immunity, resistancenoun

    (medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease

    Synonyms:
    electrical resistance, resistivity, immunity, ohmic resistance, underground, impedance, exemption, resistor, unsusceptibility, granting immunity, opposition, electric resistance

  6. resistancenoun

    the capacity of an organism to defend itself against harmful environmental agents

    "these trees are widely planted because of their resistance to salt and smog"

    Synonyms:
    electrical resistance, resistivity, immunity, ohmic resistance, underground, impedance, resistor, opposition, electric resistance

  7. underground, resistancenoun

    a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force

    Synonyms:
    resistivity, immunity, ohmic resistance, underground, subway, impedance, resistor, electrical resistance, metro, opposition, subway system, electric resistance, tube

  8. resistancenoun

    the degree of unresponsiveness of a disease-causing microorganism to antibiotics or other drugs (as in penicillin-resistant bacteria)

    Synonyms:
    electrical resistance, resistivity, immunity, ohmic resistance, underground, impedance, resistor, opposition, electric resistance

  9. resistancenoun

    (psychiatry) an unwillingness to bring repressed feelings into conscious awareness

    Synonyms:
    electrical resistance, resistivity, immunity, ohmic resistance, underground, impedance, resistor, opposition, electric resistance

  10. resistor, resistancenoun

    an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current

    Synonyms:
    electrical resistance, resistivity, immunity, ohmic resistance, underground, impedance, resistor, opposition, electric resistance

  11. resistancenoun

    group action in opposition to those in power

    Synonyms:
    electrical resistance, resistivity, immunity, ohmic resistance, underground, impedance, resistor, opposition, electric resistance

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. resistancenoun

    Synonyms:
    opposition, hinderance, rebuff, check

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. resistancenoun

    Synonyms:
    opposition, renitence, recalcitration, oppugnation, antagonism, rebuff

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How to use resistance in a sentence?

  1. Ronald Reagan:

    The freedom fighters of Nicaragua ... are the moral equal of our Founding Fathers and the brave men and women of the French Resistance.

  2. Josh Blackman:

    Had the court come out differently, and they rejected Trump's ban altogether, that would have signaled,' You're screwed,' had President Donald Trump lost this, it basically would have been ballgame over, resistance prevailed. But that's not what happened.

  3. Steve Warren:

    The removal of this senior Lord's Resistance Army leader from the battlefield is an example of the impact the AURTF has had in the fight to end the scourge of the LRA.

  4. Jiddu Krishnamurti:

    What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it.

  5. Dominic Kwiatkowski:

    This new resistance locus is particularly interesting because it lies so close to genes that are gatekeepers for the malaria parasite's invasion machinery, we now need to drill down at this locus to characterise these complex patterns of genetic variation more precisely and to understand the molecular mechanisms by which they act.


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