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noun: resistance

  1. the refusal to accept or comply with something; the attempt to prevent something by action or argument.
    • armed or violent opposition.
    • a secret organization resisting authority, especially in an occupied country.
      plural noun: resistances
      noun: resistance movement
      plural noun: resistance movements
    • the underground movement formed in France during World War II to fight the German occupying forces and the Vichy government.
      noun: Resistance
      noun: the Resistance
  2. the ability not to be affected by something, especially adversely.
    • Medicine•Biology
      lack of sensitivity to a drug, insecticide, etc., especially as a result of continued exposure or genetic change.
  3. the impeding, slowing, or stopping effect exerted by one material thing on another.
  4. the degree to which a substance or device opposes the passage of an electric current, causing energy dissipation. Ohm’s law resistance (measured in ohms) is equal to the voltage divided by the current.
    • a resistor or other circuit component which opposes the passage of an electric current.


the path of least resistance — an option avoiding difficulty or unpleasantness; the easiest course of action.
“as one who shies away from confrontation, I generally choose the path of least resistance”


Origin of Resitance

late Middle English: from French résistance, from late Latin resistentia, from the verb resistere ‘hold back’ (see resist).

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