- a person or thing that resists.
Origin of resistant
Related Words for resistantimmune, invulnerable, contrary, defiant, disobedient, opposing, rebellious, unyielding, protected, repellent, insusceptible, renitent, resisting, unassailable
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Contemporary Examples of resistant
And what could her campaign achieve among the Americans most resistant to expanded end-of-life options?The Beautiful Newlywed Who Made the Right Change Its Mind on Physician-Assisted Death
October 10, 2014
Breeding a resistant strain can take five generations of plants, and 15 years.Will Coffee Rust Hurt Starbucks?
June 8, 2014
Unfortunately, the upper echelons of the Republican Party are resistant to change, but that is what needs to happen.Will Mitch McConnell Face a Senate Coup?
June 5, 2014
She's wonderful but she gets up entirely too early every morning and is way too resistant to going to bed at night.Mommy’s Little Secret? Coffee And Booze.
May 11, 2014
After all, caste is the most resistant feature of our politics, so why not just make it the basis for states formation?India’s Newest State Telangana Is Bosnia Redux
March 22, 2014
Historical Examples of resistant
Like those of Vulpina, the roots are slender, hard and resistant to phylloxera.Manual of American Grape-Growing
U. P. Hedrick
We may often select the resistant form to great advantage (see Fig. 119).Agriculture for Beginners
Charles William Burkett
Brook trout are, apparently, the least resistant to the salt.
Being heavy and resistant to weathering, they are also concentrated in placers.The Economic Aspect of Geology
C. K. Leith
Resistant, she knew she was beaten, and from fear of darkness turned to fear of light.The Rainbow
D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
- characterized by or showing resistance; resisting
- impervious to the action of corrosive substances, heat, etca highly resistant surface
- (in combination)a heat-resistant surface
- a person or thing that resists
Word Origin and History for resistant
c.1600, from French résistant, present participle of résister (see resist). In reference to diseases or drugs from 1897.