Synonyms for resistance
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English Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote
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.
Defense against assault or assailants; in law, defense to an action, from the testimony.
Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 2 votes
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"
underground, foe, resistivity, opposite, confrontation, immunity, enemy, ohmic resistance, foeman, electrical resistance, opponent, impedance, electric resistance, opposition, resistor, oppositeness
any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion
electric resistance, electrical resistance, impedance, resistance, resistivity, ohmic resistancenoun
a material's opposition to the flow of electric current; measured in ohms
the military action of resisting the enemy's advance
"the enemy offered little resistance"
(medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease
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"
a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force
the degree of unresponsiveness of a disease-causing microorganism to antibiotics or other drugs (as in penicillin-resistant bacteria)
(psychiatry) an unwillingness to bring repressed feelings into conscious awareness
an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current
group action in opposition to those in power
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In many countries, progress is threatened by the rapid development and spread of mosquito resistance to insecticides. Drug resistance could also jeopardize recent gains in malaria control.
It's the constant and determined effort that breaks down resistance, sweeps away all obstacles.
The National Resistance Front proposes that the Taliban stop its military operations in Panjshir Valley, Andarab, Parwan and Kapisa and withdraw its forces from Panjshir Valley and Andarab. In return, The National Resistance Front will direct The National Resistance Front forces to refrain from military action.
Internal resistance hinders our progress. Once we learn to overcome this internal resistance we can break any glass ceiling.
Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, these ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
Translations for resistance
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- resistènciaCatalan, Valencian
- resistanssi, vastarintaliike, vastus, vastarinta, vastustuskykyFinnish
- résistance, la résistanceFrench
- viðnám, mótstaðaIcelandic
- 反抗, 抵抗力, 抵抗Japanese
- WidderstandLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- rintangan, penentangan, hambatanMalay
- weerstand, verzetDutch
- resistans, motstand, motstandsbevegelse, motkraftNorwegian
- opór, ruch oporu, oporność, rezystancja, sprzeciwPolish
- opunere, rezistare, rezistențăRomanian
- motståndsrörelse, resistans, motståndSwedish
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