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Adjective
Showing defiance
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Adjective
Hesitant or offering some resistance
Adjective
(of a person, attitude, or situation) Having the characteristics of a pessimist
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Adjective
Undefeated
Adjective
Resisting the passage of electrical current
Adjective
Having an adhesive quality or property
Preposition
In the opposite direction of
Noun
Patient self-control; restraint and tolerance
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Verb
Present participle for to withstand the action or effect of
“Warming seas kill coral, though some are beginning to resist the heat.”
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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.”
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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.”
Verb
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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