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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

References in periodicals archive ?
Extended broad-spectrum [beta] -lactamases conferring transferable resistance to newer Plactam agents in enterobacteriacae: Hospital prevalence and susceptibility patterns.
Inducible, transferable resistance to vancomycin in Enterococcus faecalis A256._ Antimicrob Agents Chemother, 33[2]: 198-203.
Extended broad-spectrum [beta]-lactamases conferring transferable resistance to newer p-lactam agents in Enterobacteriaceae: hospital prevalence and susceptibility patterns.
Transferable resistance to cefotaxime, cefoxitin, cefamandole, and cefuroxime in clinical isolates of Kiebsieila pneumoniae and Serratia marcescens.
Transferable resistance to cephotaxime, cefoxitin, cefamandole and cefuroxime in clinical isolates of Klebsiella pneumoniae and Serratia marcescens.
This may be due to the molecular background of trimethoprim resistance, as a cassette-borne transferable resistance, which is widespread and very stable [21].