Resistance

An electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current

A secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force

Synonyms

Underground

Has types

Maquis

The action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with

Synonyms

Opposition

Type of

Action

Examples

He encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens

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

A material's opposition to the flow of electric current; measured in ohms

Any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion

Group action in opposition to those in power

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

The capacity of an organism to defend itself against harmful environmental agents

Examples

These trees are widely planted because of their resistance to salt and smog

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

The military action of resisting the enemy's advance

Derivation

Resist

Examples

The enemy offered little resistance