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Synonyms for resistance
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. resistance, opposition(noun)

    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. resistance(noun)

    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 resistance(noun)

    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. resistance(noun)

    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, resistance(noun)

    (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. resistance(noun)

    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, resistance(noun)

    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. resistance(noun)

    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. resistance(noun)

    (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, resistance(noun)

    an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current

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

  11. resistance(noun)

    group action in opposition to those in power

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. resistance(n.)

    Synonyms:
    opposition, hinderance, rebuff, check

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. resistance(n)

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

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How to use resistance in a sentence?

  1. Weichan Auka Mapu:

    In terms of resistance, we incorporate an armed element as an obligatory response to the systemic violence that the Chilean state has exercised against the Mapuche people.

  2. Rania Mekary:

    Engaging in resistance training or, ideally, combining it with aerobic exercise could help older adults lessen abdominal fat while increasing or preserving muscle mass.

  3. Broward Mayor Mark Bogen:

    There is no excuse for a law enforcement officer to harm a teenager who was on the ground and who gave no resistance.

  4. Naguib Sawiris:

    Egypt is the most stable country in this big mess. We've acknowledged the mess in Libya, the mess in Iraq, in Syria, the fact is, Egypt is solid, Egypt is stable. We are actually the last pillar of resistance against uncertainties.

  5. Friedrich Nietzsche, The Antichrist, section 2:

    What is good? All that heightens the feeling of power in man, the will to power, power itself. What is bad? All that is born of weakness. What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome.


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