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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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The world at large, including friends and foes of Pakistan, are least receptive to violent resistance movements. India knows this, and its media and opinion makers are highlighting this point continuously.
Only a few hours after the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas denied it had launched a rocket attack toward Tel Aviv, the Israeli military says it has begun striking the besieged Palestinian territory.
He added that the Palestinian Resistance movement has arrived at a point where it can save the Islamic world from Western dominance.
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." "Pre-revolution and post-revolution Egypt deals with resistance movements in the region with the utmost respect as long as resistance is legitimate," Hamdi told reporters after the meeting.
Still, the resistance movement against targets like the WTO has been so successful that countries like the U.S.
Different resistance movements use different "weapons", or protest techniques.
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.
Between 1720 and 1945, India witnessed at least 23 resistance movements of peasants.
Bahr then congratulated Palestinians and Hamas resistance movement for the great victory on the international level, calling on people from all strata of the Palestinian society to unite, end division and vigorously support resistance movements.
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.
This is because the distinctive, palpable, embodied and inextinguishable energy of the resistance movement of Hezbollah will also infuse other resistance movements in the region, particularly in Yemen and Palestine, with a sense of possibility and shared determination and confidence.
The Hezbollah chief further noted that Israel's aggressive policies towards Lebanon started just a year after its creation in the occupied Palestinian territories in 1948, dismissing allegations that Tel Aviv's hostilities began after the formation of Palestinian resistance movements.
In a televised speech on Friday, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said Trump's threats "have not and will not frighten neither Syria, nor Iran, nor Russia, nor the resistance movements, nor the peoples of the region", presstv reported.