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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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His remarks came after General Soleimani voiced Iran's full support for the Palestinian resistance movements.
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.
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.
BEIRUT: Hezbollah's Arab Relations official Hasan Ezzeddine received Tuesday Egypt's Ambassador to Lebanon Ashraf Hamdi, who said that Cairo deals with resistance movements in the region with "utmost respect.
Still, the resistance movement against targets like the WTO has been so successful that countries like the U.
Wells, herself a radical, at times gun-toting activist at the turn-of the century, was not part of an organized political movement, which is why she and her autobiography are often overlooked i n critical studies of African American resistance movements.
This book investigates the different social, political, and cultural frictions in Chinese society, the state's responses and efforts at control, and the strategies adopted by various resistance movements.
The case studies examined show, however, that while there were spontaneous aspects to the resistance movements, there were also important elements of planning and coordination that varied in effectiveness and sophistication.
Hizbullah considers any attack on any faction of the resistance movements or on the two supporting nations of Iran or Syria, as an attack on all of them," he said.
At Michigan State, we believe that a case can be made for the second theory -- the implementation of both single and multi-joint resistance movements with a multitude of modalities.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force Major General Qassem Soleimani voiced Iran's full support for the Palestinian resistance movements.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Deputy Secretary-General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine Abu Ahmed Fouad welcomed Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force Major General Qassem Soleimani's support for the Palestinian resistance movements.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah stressed that the party stands by the resistance movements in Palestine, denouncing the recent Israeli aggression on Gaza.