1. [ noun ] the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with
Synonyms: opposition

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

Related terms: action reaction lockout anti-takeover_defense oppose
2. [ noun ] (physics) any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion
Related terms: mechanical_phenomenon drag acoustic_resistance friction
3. [ noun ] (physics,electricity) a material's opposition to the flow of electric current; measured in ohms
Synonyms: electrical_resistance impedance resistivity ohmic_resistance electric_resistance
Related terms: electrical_phenomenon ohmage
4. [ noun ] (military) the military action of resisting the enemy's advance

"the enemy offered little resistance"

Related terms: military_action military
5. [ noun ] the degree of unresponsiveness of a disease-causing microorganism to antibiotics or other drugs (as in penicillin-resistant bacteria)
Related terms: unsusceptibility unresponsiveness bacteria
6. [ noun ] (psychiatry) an unwillingness to bring repressed feelings into conscious awareness
Related terms: unwillingness psychiatry
7. [ noun ] (physics,electricity) an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current
Synonyms: resistor
Related terms: electrical_device rheostat ballast_resistor potential_divider circuit
8. [ noun ] (politics) a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force
Synonyms: underground
Related terms: revolutionary_group Maquis
9. [ noun ] (medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease
Synonyms: immunity
Related terms: condition innate_immunity acquired_immunity medicine
10. [ noun ] group action in opposition to those in power
Related terms: group_action rebellion protest confrontation insubordination defiance sales_resistance obstructionism dispute resist
Similar spelling:   resistant