Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun resistance

11 senses of resistance

Sense 1
resistance, opposition -- (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")
       => action -- (something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions")

Sense 2
resistance -- (any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion)
       => mechanical phenomenon -- (a physical phenomenon associated with the equilibrium or motion of objects)

Sense 3
electric resistance, electrical resistance, impedance, resistance, resistivity, ohmic resistance -- (a material's opposition to the flow of electric current; measured in ohms)
       => electrical phenomenon -- (a physical phenomenon involving electricity)

Sense 4
resistance -- (the military action of resisting the enemy's advance; "the enemy offered little resistance")
       => military action, action -- (a military engagement; "he saw action in Korea")

Sense 5
immunity, resistance -- ((medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease)
       => condition, status -- (a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations")

Sense 6
resistance -- (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")
       => capability, capacity -- (the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment; "the capability of a metal to be fused")

Sense 7
underground, resistance -- (a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force)
       => revolutionary group -- (a political unit organized to promote revolution)

Sense 8
resistance -- (the degree of unresponsiveness of a disease-causing microorganism to antibiotics or other drugs (as in penicillin-resistant bacteria))
       => unresponsiveness, deadness -- (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; "she began to recover from her numb unresponsiveness after the accident"; "in an instant all the deadness and withdrawal were wiped away")

Sense 9
resistance -- ((psychiatry) an unwillingness to bring repressed feelings into conscious awareness)
       => unwillingness, involuntariness -- (the trait of being unwilling; "his unwillingness to cooperate vetoed every proposal I made"; "in spite of our warnings he plowed ahead with the involuntariness of an automaton")

Sense 10
resistor, resistance -- (an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current)
       => electrical device -- (a device that produces or is powered by electricity)

Sense 11
resistance -- (group action in opposition to those in power)
       => group action -- (action taken by a group of people)

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