an act of resisting or the ability to resist
the stated force opposed to anything moving
(measure of the) property of not conducting heat or electricity
"he encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens"
"despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead"
"the enemy offered little resistance"
"these trees are widely planted because of their resistance to salt and smog"
The hillmen offered a stubborn resistance to the advance.
There was still considerable resistance in him to recounting the full details of his sordid past.