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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 Passive Resistance

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

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. 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)

6. resistance

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

Synonyms

  • unwillingness

Antonyms

  • agreement
  • agonist

Etymology

  • résistance (French)

7. resistance

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

Synonyms

  • capacity

Antonyms

  • innocence
  • disorderliness

Etymology

  • résistance (French)

8. passive

adjective. ['ˈpæsɪv'] lacking in energy or will.

Synonyms

  • passivity
  • resistless
  • passiveness
  • supine
  • inactive
  • hands-off

Antonyms

  • activeness
  • resistible
  • erect
  • inactiveness

Etymology

  • passif (French)
  • passivus (Latin)

9. passive

adjective. ['ˈpæsɪv'] peacefully resistant in response to injustice.

Synonyms

  • nonviolent

Antonyms

  • energetic
  • moving

Etymology

  • passif (French)
  • passivus (Latin)

10. passive

noun. ['ˈpæsɪv'] the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is the recipient (not the source) of the action denoted by the verb.

Synonyms

  • voice

Antonyms

  • reactive
  • operational

Etymology

  • passif (French)
  • passivus (Latin)

Example sentences of the word passive-resistance


1. Noun Phrase
According to UC Berkeley’s Department of Human Resources, if one of the parties is completely silent during the process, this may be a sign of passive resistance.

2. Noun Phrase
However, an autocratic leader can easily cultivate passive resistance in his followers, resulting in lower performance from team members.

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