Definition of 'resistance'
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There are lots of reasons for women to take the path of least resistance. The Sun (2016)By the time she was dragged outside and tied to the car she was incapable of offering resistance. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And of course an inbuilt resistance to heart disease, lung cancer and thrombosis. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Doctors say improved cleanliness has lowered people 's natural resistance to bacteria and dust that cause common allergies. The Sun (2016)He is an intelligence officer while she is a French Resistance fighter. The Sun (2016)They suffer less cancer, heart disease and insulin resistance, experts found. The Sun (2017)The idea of paying for access is meeting strong resistance from Brexiteers on the Tory benches. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Colour, scent and habit are generally the main drivers, while repeat flowering and disease resistance are essential for some and bonuses for others. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The forces of resistance were not so narrowly confined as the enemy supposed. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Some attempts to modernise the game have met stiff resistance. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Yet in no other country is resistance to profits so great. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)But resistance continued as government tanks emerged from a bunker. The Sun (2011)The "red shirts" offered resistance and street battles ensued. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)This results in reduced resistance to diseases such as pneumonia and can be fatal. Biology Basic Facts (1982)The heads of at least a dozen resistance fighters and soldiers had been tossed to one side. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Santa might also reduce air resistance by manufacturing the presents in outer space. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Holidaymakers would benefit more from building up natural resistance days before boarding an aircraft. Times, Sunday Times (2008)When tender a sharp knife will go through the thickest part without resistance. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Similar examples can be given for lowering blood pressure and reducing the electrical resistance of the skin. The Beat Fatigue Workbook - how to identify the causes (1988)And cracks begin to show in their patience when they meet resistance from their local council. The Sun (2011)Where will the strongest resistance to change come from? The Constraints of Corporate Tradition (1987)This alliance had as its chief purpose heading off popular resistance movements. The Making of Neoclassical Economics (1990)Officials said that the soldiers who found the body were not involved in a gunfight and encountered no resistance. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Muscle is important for health as well as body shape and resistance work is by far the best way to do it. BE YOUR BEST: How Anyone can become Fit, Healthy and Confident (2002)They belong to a secret resistance army that is the nation's last defence. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Little was known of the effectiveness of resistance groups in Bulgaria. Times, Sunday Times (2008)As her husband's forces butcher the resistance she takes the family on holiday. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Wind resistance increases with speed. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We need a full-back with power and resistance, and he has all these skills. The Sun (2010)Except that the moral choices made by members of the French Resistance were anything but simple. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Resistance, like power, is multifaceted. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)
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Translations for 'resistance'
British English: resistance /rɪˈzɪstəns/ NOUN
Resistance to a change or a new idea is a refusal to accept it.
...his stubborn resistance to anything new.
- American English: resistance
- Arabic: مُقاوَمَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: resistência
- Chinese: 抵抗
- Croatian: otpor
- Czech: odpor vůči novému
- Danish: modstand
- Dutch: weerstand
- European Spanish: resistencia oposición
- Finnish: vastustus
- French: résistance
- German: Widerstand
- Greek: αντίσταση
- Italian: resistenza
- Japanese: 抵抗
- Korean: 저항
- Norwegian: motstand
- Polish: opór
- European Portuguese: resistência
- Romanian: opoziție
- Russian: сопротивление
- Spanish: resistencia aguante
- Swedish: motstånd
- Thai: การต่อต้าน
- Turkish: direnme
- Ukrainian: опір
- Vietnamese: sự chống cự
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