Synonyms for resistance

Synonyms for (noun) resistance

Synonyms: resistance, opposition

Definition: the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with

Usage: he encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens; despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead

Similar words: action

Definition: something done (usually as opposed to something said)

Usage: there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions


Synonyms: resistance

Definition: the military action of resisting the enemy's advance

Usage: the enemy offered little resistance

Similar words: action, military action

Definition: a military engagement

Usage: he saw action in Korea


Synonyms: resistance

Definition: group action in opposition to those in power

Similar words: group action

Definition: action taken by a group of people


Synonyms: resistance, resistor

Definition: an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current

Similar words: electrical device

Definition: a device that produces or is powered by electricity


Synonyms: resistance

Definition: (psychiatry) an unwillingness to bring repressed feelings into conscious awareness

Similar words: unwillingness, involuntariness

Definition: the trait of being unwilling

Usage: his unwillingness to cooperate vetoed every proposal I made; in spite of our warnings he plowed ahead with the involuntariness of an automaton


Synonyms: resistance

Definition: the degree of unresponsiveness of a disease-causing microorganism to antibiotics or other drugs (as in penicillin-resistant bacteria)

Similar words: deadness, unresponsiveness

Definition: the quality of being unresponsive; not reacting; as a quality of people, it is marked by a failure to respond quickly or with emotion to people or events

Usage: she began to recover from her numb unresponsiveness after the accident; in an instant all the deadness and withdrawal were wiped away


Synonyms: resistance, underground

Definition: a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force

Similar words: revolutionary group

Definition: a political unit organized to promote revolution


Synonyms: resistance

Definition: any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion

Similar words: mechanical phenomenon

Definition: a physical phenomenon associated with the equilibrium or motion of objects


Synonyms: electric resistance, electrical resistance, resistance, resistivity, ohmic resistance, impedance

Definition: a material's opposition to the flow of electric current; measured in ohms

Similar words: electrical phenomenon

Definition: a physical phenomenon involving electricity


Synonyms: resistance

Definition: the capacity of an organism to defend itself against harmful environmental agents

Usage: these trees are widely planted because of their resistance to salt and smog

Similar words: capability, capacity

Definition: the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment

Usage: the capability of a metal to be fused


Synonyms: resistance, immunity

Definition: (medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease

Similar words: condition, status

Definition: a state at a particular time

Usage: a condition (or state) of disrepair; the current status of the arms negotiations