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Synonyms for resistance



immunity from


  • immunity from
  • resilience
  • ability to withstand
  • ability to fight off
  • ability to counteract

Synonyms for resistance

the act of resisting

a clandestine organization of freedom fighters in an oppressed land


Synonyms for resistance

the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with

a material's opposition to the flow of electric current

the military action of resisting the enemy's advance

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

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

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a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force

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

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

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The gregarious flyboy describes getting shot down on his 100th mission two days after D-Day and being helped by French resistance fighters.
Nancy escaped to the UK in 1943 and was trained as a spy before helping the French Resistance.
Few Frenchmen actually heard Gen de Gaulle declare over the airwaves that "the flame of French resistance must not and will not be extinguished".
This new French resistance continues a national tradition that has staked out territory where the state treads in vain.
So his 1998 novel is the perfect source material for this thriller, starring Cate Blanchett as a woman who joins the French Resistance during WWII to rescue her RAF boyfriend.
ASECOND World War RAF navigator who undertook daring missions to help the French Resistance behind enemy lines is to be awarded the Legion d'Honneur, the highest honour the French government can bestow.
ASECOND World War veteran who undertook daring missions to help the French Resistance behind enemy lines is to be awarded the Legion d'Honneur, the highest honour the French government can bestow.
After all, we never hear of Harold, he of monocular fame, leading an army of Saxon "rebels" against the Normans; and I don't think anyone has ever referred to the heroic fighters of the French Resistance in the Second World War as "French rebels.
In fact, they were simply defending their land against an occupying force just as the French Resistance killed occupying German forces in the Second World War -- and I don't recall them facing murder trials after the war.
Friday, hailed the memory of the French resistance and said the
What name was adopted by the French resistance movement during World War II?
35pm, Film4 Set at the height of the Second World War, young Scottish woman Charlotte Gray (Cate Blanchett), whose boyfriend is lost in France, enrols in the French Resistance in an attempt to rescue him from the forces.
It was a move that Maryam Rajavi described as akin to using French Nazi collaborators as witnesses against the French resistance during World War II.
The Commonwealth, Poland and the ladies in the French Resistance came to our aid in the Second World War, with such tragic losses, whilst General de Gaulle and most of Europe abandoned us .
And There Was Light: The Extraordinary Memoir of a Blind Hero of the French Resistance in World War II tells of the author, who was eight when he was blinded in an accident in Paris.