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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. 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.

  2. Mohamed Darat:

    In the last two houses in this area we faced strong resistance so we asked( the U.S.) to hit that site, we moved back and they struck.

  3. Editor Curtis Houck:

    It was naturally incumbent on Anderson Cooper as a journalist to ask Bharara and give him a chance to respond, for all of Bharara's celebrity, Schneiderman seemed to be right up there in terms of stardom in the liberal New York legal circles and lawyers to lead the Resistance.

  4. Ben Neuman:

    We do not at present know the full significance of this variant, but it has a combination of mutations similar to other internationally notifiable variants of concern, this variant combines genetic markers separately associated with rapid spread, severe disease and high resistance to neutralizing antibodies.

  5. Mullah Abdul Manan Niazi:

    Our resistance will not stop with the arrest or killing of Mullah Rasoul or any other leader.

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