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resistant

adjective

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2 having or showing determination to do or continue something
  • The resistant athletes did not give up even when they were losing the game.
  • He was quite resistant, able to bounce back after even large setbacks in his career.

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resistant

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of resistant (Entry 2 of 2)

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The first known use of resistant was in the 15th century

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“Resistant.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/resistant. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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