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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

Related Words

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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Emotions are running equally high amongst pro-independent, pro-Pakistan and ultra-radical segments of the resistance movements in occupied Kashmir.
The Lebanese resistance movement expressed "disgust" at attempts to harm the "Palestinian cause", saying the measures are intended to cover up Israeli crimes against Palestinians in East Jerusalem al-Quds.
A Hamas official, who asked not to be named, told AFP on Monday, "No one from the resistance movements, including Hamas, has an interest in firing rockets from the Gaza Strip towards the enemy."
The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) was founded by Sheikh Ahmed Yassin in 1987 during the First Intifada.
Panelists analyzed the intersections of colonialism, racism and the regulation of gender and sexualities that resistance movements have had to confront, discussed ways and modes of resistance developed to combat the oppression of life under colonial racist regimes.
The PFLP is a resistance movement in Palestine that was created after Israel's occupation of West Bank in 1967.
"Our commitment to the Resistance Movement springs from our concern for defending the nation's interests, unity, stability and security," stressed Fayyad.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, the resistance movement hailed Ayatollah Khamenei's speech to participants in the first International Conference of Muslim University Professors and Islamic Awakening, which was held in Tehran on December 10 and 11.
of Essex, UK), examines the history of the resistance movement and tracks the evolution of Kurdish political identity through the study of political positions and tactics over nearly fifty years of struggle.
HURRIYAT Conference ( G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani has denied that money from hawala transactions funded the resistance movement in Kashmir.
08, 2010, SPA -- Qatari Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hamad bin Jassem bin Jabr Al Thani received here today the Chief of the Political Bureau of Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) Khaled Meshaal who is currently visiting Qatar.
"Many reports have spoken recently of an imminent war in the region, an imminent Israeli war on Lebanon's resistance movement (Hizbullah) and an imminent strike against Iran's nuclear facilities," which Israel and the West suspect are being used to develop nuclear weapons, while Tehran says they are merely for civilian purposes, Nehmeh wrote in AS SAFIR.
Let the People Decide: Black Freedom and White Resistance Movement in Sunflower County, Mississippi, 1945-1986.
Disarming Hezbollah, which started as a resistance movement to fight the Israeli occupation of southern Lebanon in 1982, does not seem in the offing.