Definitions For Resistance


  • The action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with
  • The military action of resisting the enemy's advance
  • Group action in opposition to those in power
  • An electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current
  • (psychiatry) an unwillingness to bring repressed feelings into conscious awareness
  • The degree of unresponsiveness of a disease-causing microorganism to antibiotics or other drugs (as in penicillin-resistant bacteria)
  • A secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force
  • Any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion
  • A material's opposition to the flow of electric current; measured in ohms
  • The capacity of an organism to defend itself against harmful environmental agents
  • (medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease
  • Refusal to accept something new or different
  • Effort made to stop or to fight against someone or something
  • The ability to prevent something from having an effect

Is Resistance a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Resistance is worth 12 points in Scrabble and 14 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Resistance in a Sentence

  • They have shown a stubborn resistance to change.
  • The troops met heavy resistance as they approached the city.
  • The paint shows good weather resistance.

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Antonyms for Resistance

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