Cite
 

Synonyms of resistance

Noun


1. resistance, opposition, action

usage: 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"

2. resistance, mechanical phenomenon

usage: any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion

3. electric resistance, electrical resistance, impedance, resistance, resistivity, ohmic resistance, electrical phenomenon

usage: a material's opposition to the flow of electric current; measured in ohms

4. resistance, military action, action

usage: the military action of resisting the enemy's advance; "the enemy offered little resistance"

5. immunity, resistance, condition, status

usage: (medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease

6. resistance, capability, capacity

usage: 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"

7. underground, resistance, revolutionary group

usage: a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force

8. resistance, unresponsiveness, deadness

usage: the degree of unresponsiveness of a disease-causing microorganism to antibiotics or other drugs (as in penicillin-resistant bacteria)

9. resistance, unwillingness, involuntariness

usage: (psychiatry) an unwillingness to bring repressed feelings into conscious awareness

10. resistor, resistance, electrical device

usage: an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current

11. resistance, group action

usage: group action in opposition to those in power

WordNet 3.0 Copyright © 2006 by Princeton University.
All rights reserved.

See also: resistance (Dictionary)