un·​re·​sis·​tant ˌən-ri-ˈzi-stənt How to pronounce unresistant (audio)
: not giving, capable of, or exhibiting resistance : not resistant
insects unresistant to pesticides

Examples of unresistant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yet what has been most striking, in the years since Heller, is how generally unresistant Justices and judges have been to that interpretation. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, 7 May 2021

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'unresistant.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unresistant was in 1832

Dictionary Entries Near unresistant

Cite this Entry

“Unresistant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unresistant. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!