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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.”
The refusal to accept or comply with something
“British mobile phone operators are likely to mount strong resistance to any flat fee, although they may be more receptive to a single tariff for the island of Ireland.”
Lack of sensitivity to a drug, insecticide, etc., especially as a result of continued exposure or genetic change
“Nevertheless, drug resistance will continue and vigilance is necessary.”
A secret organization resisting authority, especially in an occupied country
“A resistance movement emerged on a scale that the military had not anticipated.”
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