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1. resistance

noun. ['rɪˈzɪstəns, riːˈzɪstəns'] the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with.

Synonyms

  • action
  • lockout
  • opposition
  • anti-takeover defense

Antonyms

  • non-involvement
  • engagement
  • non-engagement
  • attendance

Etymology

  • résistance (French)

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Words that Rhyme with Nonviolent Resistance

  • self-subsistence
  • coexistence
  • subsistence
  • consistence
  • resistence
  • persistence
  • outdistance
  • insistence
  • existence
  • assistance
  • distance

Example sentences of the word nonviolent-resistance


1. Noun Phrase
He is a revered Hindu holy man and bastion of nonviolent resistance throughout the world.

2. resistance

noun. ['rɪˈzɪstəns, riːˈzɪstəns'] any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion.

Synonyms

  • acoustic impedance
  • mechanical phenomenon
  • friction
  • rubbing
  • retarding force
  • acoustic reactance
  • acoustic resistance

Antonyms

  • abnormality
  • fullness
  • wetness
  • unsoundness

Etymology

  • résistance (French)

3. resistance

noun. ['rɪˈzɪstəns, riːˈzɪstəns'] a material's opposition to the flow of electric current; measured in ohms.

Synonyms

  • ohmic resistance
  • electrical resistance
  • electrical phenomenon
  • ohmage
  • electric resistance
  • resistivity

Antonyms

  • astigmatism
  • safety
  • improvement
  • stigmatism

Etymology

  • résistance (French)

4. resistance

noun. ['rɪˈzɪstəns, riːˈzɪstəns'] the military action of resisting the enemy's advance.

Synonyms

  • action

Antonyms

  • nonattendance
  • disassembly

Etymology

  • résistance (French)

5. nonviolent

adjective. ['nɑːnˈvaɪələnt'] abstaining (on principle) from the use of violence.

Synonyms

  • peaceful
  • passive
  • unprovoking
  • peaceable

Antonyms

  • provocative
  • violent
  • hostile
  • aggressive

Etymology

  • non- (English)
  • non (Latin)
  • violent (English)
  • violent (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. nonviolent

adjective. ['nɑːnˈvaɪələnt'] achieved without bloodshed.

Synonyms

  • unbloody

Antonyms

  • exciting
  • unquiet

Etymology

  • non- (English)
  • non (Latin)
  • violent (English)
  • violent (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. resistance

noun. ['rɪˈzɪstəns, riːˈzɪstəns'] group action in opposition to those in power.

Synonyms

  • group action
  • defiance
  • rebellion
  • sales resistance
  • rebelliousness
  • dissent
  • insubordination
  • obstructionism
  • confrontation
  • dispute
  • opposition
  • objection
  • protest

Antonyms

  • involvement
  • competition
  • participation
  • subordination

Etymology

  • résistance (French)

8. resistance

noun. ['rɪˈzɪstəns, riːˈzɪstəns'] (psychiatry) an unwillingness to bring repressed feelings into conscious awareness.

Synonyms

  • unwillingness

Antonyms

  • agreement
  • agonist

Etymology

  • résistance (French)

9. resistance

noun. ['rɪˈzɪstəns, riːˈzɪstəns'] the capacity of an organism to defend itself against harmful environmental agents.

Synonyms

  • capacity

Antonyms

  • innocence
  • disorderliness

Etymology

  • résistance (French)

10. resistance

noun. ['rɪˈzɪstəns, riːˈzɪstəns'] (medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease.

Synonyms

  • condition
  • immunogenicity
  • natural immunity
  • immunity
  • acquired immunity
  • status

Antonyms

  • comfort
  • orderliness
  • tonicity
  • soundness

Etymology

  • résistance (French)
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