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Synonyms for resistance
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  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

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