Synonyms for resistant

Synonyms for (adj) resistant

Synonyms: repellent, resistant

Definition: incapable of absorbing or mixing with

Usage: a water-repellent fabric; plastic highly resistant to steam and water

Similar words: nonabsorbent, nonabsorptive

Definition: not capable of absorbing or soaking up (liquids)

Synonyms: resistant, resistive, insubordinate

Definition: disposed to or engaged in defiance of established authority

Similar words: defiant, noncompliant

Definition: boldly resisting authority or an opposing force

Usage: brought up to be aggressive and defiant; a defiant attitude

Synonyms: resistant

Definition: impervious to being affected

Usage: resistant to the effects of heat; resistant to persuasion

Similar words: imperviable, impervious

Definition: not admitting of passage or capable of being affected

Usage: a material impervious to water; someone impervious to argument

Synonyms: immune, resistant

Definition: relating to or conferring immunity (to disease or infection)

Similar words: unsusceptible, insusceptible

Definition: not susceptible to

Synonyms: tolerant, resistant

Definition: able to tolerate environmental conditions or physiological stress

Usage: the plant is tolerant of saltwater; these fish are quite tolerant as long as extremes of pH are avoided; the new hybrid is more resistant to drought

Similar words: tolerable

Definition: capable of being borne or endured

Usage: the climate is at least tolerable

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