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resistance as in 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"

Synonyms

  • opposition the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with; the relation between opposed entities ; the act of hostile groups opposing each other; a contestant that you are matched against ; a body of people united in opposing something ; a direction opposite to another ; an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force); the major political party opposed to the party in office and prepared to replace it if elected
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resistance as in any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion
    resistance as in a material's opposition to the flow of electric current
    • "measured in ohms"

    Synonyms

    • electric resistance a material's opposition to the flow of electric current
    • electrical resistance a material's opposition to the flow of electric current
    • impedance a material's opposition to the flow of electric current
    • resistivity a material's opposition to the flow of electric current
    • ohmic resistance a material's opposition to the flow of electric current
    resistance as in the military action of resisting the enemy's advance
    • "the enemy offered little resistance"
    resistance as in (medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease

      Synonyms

      • immunity the state of not being susceptible; (medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease ; the quality of being unaffected by something; an act exempting someone
      resistance as in 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"
      resistance as in a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force

        Synonyms

        • underground in or into hiding or secret operation; beneath the surface of the earth; a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force ; an electric railway operating below the surface of the ground (usually in a city); under the level of the ground; conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
        resistance as in the degree of unresponsiveness of a disease-causing microorganism to antibiotics or other drugs (as in penicillin-resistant bacteria)
          resistance as in (psychiatry) an unwillingness to bring repressed feelings into conscious awareness
            resistance as in an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current

              Synonyms

              • resistor an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current
              resistance as in group action in opposition to those in power

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