resistance

noun
1 trying to stop sth
ADJECTIVE
considerable, great, massive, stiff, strong, substantial
determined, fierce, heroic, serious, spirited (esp. BrE), stubborn
effective
token
active
passive
collective, organized
widespread
armed, military
non-violent, violent
political
popular, public
guerrilla, peasant
initial
VERB + RESISTANCE
mount, offer, put up

They mounted stiff resistance to the proposal.

encounter, face, find, meet, meet with, run into

The advancing army met with little resistance.

break, break down, crush, overcome
RESISTANCE + VERB
stiffen
collapse, crumble
be futile
RESISTANCE + NOUN
movement
fighter, forces, group, leader, member, worker (esp. BrE)
PREPOSITION
without resistance

The attacks did not take place without resistance.

resistance against

armed resistance against the invaders

resistance to

There was fierce resistance to the new laws.

PHRASES
the line of least resistance, the path of least resistance (= the easiest way of doing sth)
a pocket of resistance (= an area of resistance)
2 to a disease/drugs
ADJECTIVE
high
increased
low
disease
antibiotic, drug, pesticide
bacterial
VERB + RESISTANCE
have
build up, develop

You need to build up your resistance to colds.

lower
PREPOSITION
resistance to

AIDS lowers the body's resistance to infection.


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