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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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Majedi, for his part, underlined that Iran will continue to support the Palestinian nation, the resistance movements and Palestine's Intifada against Israel's occupation.
Certain Arab countries are against the Hezbollah resistance movement.
Also on Thursday, Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari lashed out at the PGCC for designating Hezbollah resistance movement a "terrorist group".
According to Ljungqvist, the acts were not linked to the Nordic Resistance Movement, hinting the men acted on their own.
In contrast to the second article of its current fundamental convention--which says that Hamas considers itself a part of the Muslim Brotherhood International Organisation and that Hamas is the organisation's wing in Palestinian lands--the new charter says that the jihadist movement is a national Palestinian resistance movement and is not affiliated with any foreign organisation.
The conference provided a comparative approach on the Indigenous, Black and Puerto Rican Liberation movements in the United States and anti-colonial resistance movement in Palestine, and explored the dynamics of subjugation employed by the colonial powers as well as the acts of resistance deployed by Natives, Blacks, Latinos and Palestinians in their freedom struggles.
Hailed as freedom fighter by those in the resistance movement and declared a terrorist by others, Khaled had strong words against the Apec, which is composed of 21 member economies including the Philippines.
NNA - "Faithfulness to the Resistance" Bloc Member, Deputy Ali Fayyad, considered Sunday that the nation's defense is inseparable from that of the Resistance Movement.
Now known by her secret-agent persona, Adele Blanchard, she finds herself parachuting over German-occupied France in the dark of night to join the secret Resistance movement.
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.
GAZA, Oct 16 (KUNA) -- The dismissed Palestinian government, led by the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), here on Tuesday warned of fallouts and outcomes of Israeli escalation against the Gaza Strip.
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.