1. the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with

- he encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens

Similar word(s): opposition

Definition categories: act, action

2. any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion

Definition categories: phenomenon

3. a material's opposition to the flow of electric current; measured in ohms

Similar word(s): impedance, resistivity

Definition categories: phenomenon

4. the military action of resisting the enemy's advance

- the enemy offered little resistance

Definition categories: act, action

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

Similar word(s): immunity

Definition categories: state, condition, status

6. 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

Definition categories: state, capability, capacity

7. a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force

Similar word(s): underground

Definition categories: group

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

Definition categories: attribute, deadness, unresponsiveness

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

Definition categories: attribute, involuntariness, unwillingness

10. an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current

Similar word(s): resistor

Definition categories: man–made

11. group action in opposition to those in power

Definition categories: act

Sentences with resistance as a noun:

- widespread resistance to the new urban development plans

- the resistance of bacteria to certain antibiotics