Origin of resistant
Related formsre·sist·ant·ly, adverban·ti·re·sis·tant, adjective, nounan·ti·re·sis·tant·ly, adverbun·re·sist·ant, adjective
Examples from the Web for 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|Samantha Allen|October 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Breeding a resistant strain can take five generations of plants, and 15 years.
Unfortunately, the upper echelons of the Republican Party are resistant to change, but that is what needs to happen.
She's wonderful but she gets up entirely too early every morning and is way too resistant to going to bed at night.
After all, caste is the most resistant feature of our politics, so why not just make it the basis for states formation?
They are the most resistant to the hazel blight of anything that I have worked with so far in 25 years.
The earth is to him no inert, resistant clod; she brings forth of herself.The Whence and the Whither of Man|John Mason Tyler
He was a big man with a terrible amount of resistant force, and it took a great deal of alcohol even to move him.A Collection of Stories, Reviews and Essays|Willa Cather
On the other hand the iron formation, or mother rock of the ore, is hard and resistant and outcrops are numerous.The Economic Aspect of Geology|C. K. Leith
She pressed her hands tightly against her forehead as if to compel the resistant brain-power.The Royal Pawn of Venice|Mrs. Lawrence Turnbull
British Dictionary definitions for resistant
- impervious to the action of corrosive substances, heat, etca highly resistant surface
- (in combination)a heat-resistant surface