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What is another word for resisting?

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Unwilling to comply or submit, especially to rules or authority
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“The police were called by a social worker seeking assistance to transport a resisting person to a mental health facility.”
(of a person, attitude, or situation) Having the characteristics of a pessimist
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Immune or not susceptible to being affected by something
Hesitant or offering some resistance
Resolute, unwavering, and impervious to defeat, displaying defiance and relentless determination
In the opposite direction of
Present participle for to withstand the action or effect of
“Warming seas kill coral, though some are beginning to resist the heat.”
Present participle for to try to prevent by action or argument
“He predicted that without an olive branch, the colonists would resist the new laws.”
Present participle for to struggle or fight back when attacked
“The wounds appear to have been inflicted when the victim tried to resist his attacker.”
Present participle for to refrain from in spite of temptation
“I have been able to resist the temptation of eating chocolate for about a month thus far.”
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