Definition of resistance :
1. A certain hindrance or opposition to the passage of an electrical current or discharge offered by conducting bodies. It bears an inverse relation to the conductivity, -- good conductors having a small resistance, while poor conductors or insulators have a very high resistance. The unit of resistance is the ohm.
2. A means or method of resisting; that which resists.
3. The act of resisting; opposition, passive or active.
4. The quality of not yielding to force or external pressure; that power of a body which acts in opposition to the impulse or pressure of another, or which prevents the effect of another power; as, the resistance of the air to a body passing through it; the resistance of a target to projectiles.
electrical resistance, vindication, exemption, stability, reserve, check, oppositeness, permanence, electric resistance, detention, renitence, hardness, metro, stableness, apology, rampart, endurance, enemy, ohmic resistance, vacillation, opposite, imperviousness, slowdown, acceptance, foeman, strike, retardation, stand, withdrawal, subway system, underground, immunity, renitency, walkout, bulwark, revolution, attrition, uprising, holding, halting, insusceptibility, foe, impeding, subway, unsusceptibility, granting immunity, justification, resist, front, boycott, fastness, opponent, susceptibility, resistivity
defiance (part of speech: noun)
hindrance (part of speech: noun)
deterrent, entrapment, blockade, restraint, snarl, restriction, catch, stop, constipation, snag, constraint, drag, bafflement, impasse, bung, damper, delay, choke, frustration, brake, encumbrance, blockage, burden, block, congestion, disadvantage, bottleneck, hurdle, interruption, stoppage, entanglement, plug, dam, complication, jam, drawback, clog, obstacle, stay, handicap, mire, tangle, crimp
electricity (part of speech: noun)
discharge, receiver, capacitance, frequency, impedance, resistor, computer, electronics, wattage, polarity, diode, ohm, current, circuit card, CPU, negative, juice, tube, charge, motherboard, electricity, direct current, television, volt, insulator, circuit, conductor, connection, microphone, CRT, voltage, electrostatic, cathode, amplifier, spark, anode, alternating current, kilohertz, radar, backplane, positive, monitor, shock, FM, transistor, electromagnetism, induction, amperes, watt, megahertz, processor, network, memory, DC, capacitor, speaker, AC, video, triode, radio, transmitter, magnetism, cycle, IC, tweeter, electrode
friction (part of speech: noun)
opposition (part of speech: noun)
defiance, interference, rebuff, obstruction, repulsion, counterattack, confrontation, impediment, protest, adversary, repression, dispute, inhibition, disagreement, challenge, objection, contradiction, opposition, hindrance, counteraction, fight, suppression, conflict, antagonism, obstinacy
contention (part of speech: noun)
defense (part of speech: noun)
backfire, harbor, guard, protection, defense, screen, countermeasure, rebuttal, moat, retort, shelter, buffer, support, safeguard, answer, response, barricade, wall, return, barrier, aversion, argument, security, shield, reply, stronghold, cover, armor, fortress
unwillingness (part of speech: noun)
- You see resistance is worse than useless, and since there is no escape, come quietly. - "At the Mercy of Tiberius", August Evans Wilson.
- Fourteen men had landed; they were captured by the Indians, after a useless resistance, in which three were killed. - "The Captain of the Kansas", Louis Tracy.
- After the first start of surprise she made no resistance. - "The Killer", Stewart Edward White.