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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 Resistance

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

How do you pronounce resistance?

Pronounce resistance as rɪˈzɪstəns.

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How do you spell resistance? Is it resistence ?

A common misspelling of resistance is resistence

Example sentences of the word resistance


1. Noun, singular or mass
Another resistance band butt burner involves standing on the band with one end in each hand.

Quotes containing the word resistance


1. I've always traveled with a picture of my daughter from 1989, her kindergarten school picture, that has 'I love you, Daddy' written on it. She's always made fun of me because I never changed that picture out. It's like my resistance to her getting older. It was the first thing she'd ever written to me and it means the world to me.
- Kiefer Sutherland

2. Art begins with resistance - at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor.
- Andre Gide

3. The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

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. 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)

9. resistance

noun. ['rɪˈzɪstəns, riːˈzɪstəns'] an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current.

Synonyms

  • electrical device
  • potential divider
  • rheostat
  • variable resistor
  • circuit
  • voltage divider
  • electric circuit
  • resistor
  • electrical circuit
  • ballast
  • barretter

Antonyms

  • obedience
  • compliance
  • agree
  • assent

Etymology

  • résistance (French)

10. resistance

noun. ['rɪˈzɪstəns, riːˈzɪstəns'] a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force.

Synonyms

  • Maquis
  • underground

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • push
  • exhale

Etymology

  • résistance (French)
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