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synonyms for resistance

  • battle
  • defiance
  • fight
  • intransigence
  • protection
  • refusal
  • struggle
  • support
  • blocking
  • check
  • combat
  • contention
  • counteraction
  • cover
  • detention
  • friction
  • hindrance
  • holding
  • impedance
  • impediment
  • obstruction
  • rebuff
  • retardation
  • safeguard
  • screen
  • shield
  • stand
  • watch
  • halting
  • impeding
  • parrying
  • protecting
  • striking back
  • warding off
  • withstanding
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antonyms for resistance

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  • aid
  • assistance
  • help
  • liberation
  • peace
  • promotion
  • compliance
  • conforming
  • cooperation
  • submission
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How to use resistance in a sentence

The obvious news-you-can-use nugget from the new study is the apparent protective effect of resistance training.
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Although unlikely, organisms in the gut could integrate those genes into their own DNA and, as a result, proliferate antibiotic resistance, making it more difficult to fight off bacterial diseases.
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This ranged from subtle to overt opposition, and sometimes violent resistance.
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It's kind of a push and pull between this is a routine but y'all also kinda get to choose what you're doing when because I get the least resistance by doing that, and they get everything done.
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Then, Vaelli says, the pressure would be back on snakes to evolve greater resistance to the toxin.
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They are made from sensitive substances such as individual atoms, electrons trapped within tiny chunks of silicon called quantum dots, or small bits of superconducting material, which conducts electricity without resistance.
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That’s a measure of the resistance that an electrical current faces.
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So I think that’s part of why there’s been some resistance to taking away the X-waiver.
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There is cause for alarm when they bring one hundred and ten ships into these seas without any means of resistance on our part.
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A double detachment of soldiers was already there, with orders to support him in case of resistance.
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WORDS RELATED TO RESISTANCE

  • animosity
  • animus
  • antipathy
  • antithesis
  • clashing
  • competition
  • conflict
  • contention
  • contradistinction
  • contrariety
  • difference
  • disagreement
  • discord
  • dissension
  • enmity
  • friction
  • hatred
  • hostility
  • incongruity
  • oppugnancy
  • rancor
  • resistance
  • rivalry
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