re‧sist‧ance S2 W3
a refusal to accept new ideas or changes
people's resistance to change
The no-smoking policy was introduced with little resistance from staff.
fighting against someone who is attacking you
put up/offer resistance
Rebel gunmen have put up strong resistance.
the natural ability of a person, animal, or plant to stop diseases or difficult conditions from harming them
the body's resistance to infection
the way in which wind, air, or water can cause a moving object such as a car, plane, or boat to slow down
the ability of a substance to stop the flow of an electric current through it
6 also the ResistancePPGPM
an organization that secretly fights against an enemy that controls their country
if you follow the path of least resistance, you avoid making difficult decisions and choose the easiest solution to a problem - often used to show disapproval:
Many people don't make changes because they're following the path of least resistance.
Kirk always just takes the line of least resistance.