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1. resistant

adjective. ['rɪˈzɪstənt, riːˈzɪstənt'] relating to or conferring immunity (to disease or infection).

Synonyms

  • immune
  • insusceptible

Antonyms

  • inoffensive
  • pleasant
  • powerlessness

Etymology

  • résistant (French)

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Words that Rhyme with Resistant

  • self-consistent
  • nonexistent
  • inconsistent
  • consistent
  • persistent
  • insistent
  • existent
  • assistant
  • distant

Example sentences of the word resistant


1. Adjective
The glass scale is made almost entirely of a weather resistant glass.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Nectarine varieties resistant to the disease include Loring, Redskin and Encore.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Use a primer and paint resistant to high temperatures.

Quotes containing the word resistant


1. Age has no reality except in the physical world. The essence of a human being is resistant to the passage of time. Our inner lives are eternal, which is to say that our spirits remain as youthful and vigorous as when we were in full bloom. Think of love as a state of grace, not the means to anything, but the alpha and omega. An end in itself.
- Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera

2. Disbelief is more resistant than faith because it is sustained by the senses.
- Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, Of Love and Other Demons

3. I have always been resistant to doctrine, and any spirituality I had experienced thus far in my life had been much more abstract and not aligned with any recognized religion. For me, the most trustworthy vehicle for spirituality had always proven to be music. It cannot be manipulated, or politicized, and when it is, that becomes immediately obvious.
- Eric Clapton

2. crease-resistant

adjective. of fabric that does not wrinkle easily.

Synonyms

  • wrinkle-resistant
  • creaseproof

3. water-resistant

adjective. hindering the penetration of water.

Synonyms

  • water-repellent

Antonyms

  • leaky
  • pervious

4. non-resistant

noun. a reformer who believes in passive resistance.

Synonyms

  • social reformer
  • reformer
  • passive resister
  • meliorist
  • reformist

5. run-resistant

adjective. (of hosiery) resistant to runs or (in Britain) ladders.

Synonyms

  • imperviable
  • impervious
  • runproof

Antonyms

  • permeable
  • receptive

6. wrinkle-resistant

adjective. of fabric that does not wrinkle easily.

Synonyms

  • crease-resistant
  • creaseproof

7. resistant

adjective. ['rɪˈzɪstənt, riːˈzɪstənt'] incapable of absorbing or mixing with.

Synonyms

  • nonabsorptive
  • nonabsorbent

Antonyms

  • subordinate
  • tractable
  • obedient

Etymology

  • résistant (French)

8. resistant

adjective. ['rɪˈzɪstənt, riːˈzɪstənt'] able to tolerate environmental conditions or physiological stress.

Synonyms

  • tolerable

Antonyms

  • nonabsorbency
  • permeable

Etymology

  • résistant (French)

9. resistant

adjective. ['rɪˈzɪstənt, riːˈzɪstənt'] disposed to or engaged in defiance of established authority.

Synonyms

  • noncompliant
  • defiant
  • resistive

Antonyms

  • manageable
  • willing
  • sensitive
  • unsusceptibility

Etymology

  • résistant (French)

10. resistant

adjective. ['rɪˈzɪstənt, riːˈzɪstənt'] impervious to being affected.

Synonyms

  • imperviable

Antonyms

  • affected
  • nonexempt

Etymology

  • résistant (French)
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