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, 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 resistance(noun)
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
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
Translations for resistance
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- resistènciaCatalan, Valencian
- vastus, vastarinta, vastustuskyky, vastarintaliike, resistanssiFinnish
- résistance, la résistanceFrench
- mótstaða, viðnámIcelandic
- 抵抗, 反抗, 抵抗力Japanese
- WidderstandLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- rintangan, penentangan, hambatanMalay
- verzet, weerstandDutch
- motkraft, resistans, motstandsbevegelse, motstandNorwegian
- opór, sprzeciw, rezystancja, oporność, ruch oporuPolish
- rezistență, rezistare, opunereRomanian
- motstånd, resistans, motståndsrörelseSwedish
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