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Noun
The use of force or violence to oppose someone or something
“All of these tasks would have to be performed in situations where the threat of armed resistance is real and present.”
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The refusal to accept or comply with something
“Sections of the community are expected to mount strong resistance to any plans to increase council rates.”
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Lack of sensitivity to a drug, insecticide, etc., especially as a result of continued exposure or genetic change
“Continued use of the drug will gradually lead to resistance against its efficacy.”
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A secret organization resisting authority, especially in an occupied country
“A resistance emerged on a scale that the military had not anticipated.”
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Open resistance to authority or opposition
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Violent or hostile behavior
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The resistance that one surface or object encounters when moving over another
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A reluctance or lack of enthusiasm
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The ability to sustain prolonged physical or mental effort
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The holding or expression of opinions at variance with those commonly or officially held
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A means or method of defending (against attack)
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The quality or condition of being hard
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A strong negative reaction by a large number of people, especially to a social or political development
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The ability of an object or material to resume its normal shape after being stretched or compressed; stretchiness
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Exemption from punishment or loss
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The grip of a tyre on a road or a wheel on a rail
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The exertion of force by means of a lever
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The action of pulling something forcefully or with difficulty
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Buoyancy or flexibility
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A person who provokes or takes part in an insurrection
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Active hostility or opposition
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A call to prove or justify something
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Calls to prove or justify something
Adjective
(of troops) Not belonging to regular or established army units
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