Meaning of “resistance” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ U, no plural ] us uk /rɪˈzɪstəns/

If there is resistance to a change, idea, etc, people disagree with it and refuse to accept it:

resistance to political change

If someone puts up resistance, they fight against someone who is attacking them:

She didn't put up much resistance .

the ability of your body to not be affected by illnesses:

Cold weather may lower the body's resistance to infection.

(Definition of “resistance” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)