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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ri-zist]
    • /rɪˈzɪst/
    • /ˌʌn.rɪ.ˈzɪst.ɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ri-zist]
    • /rɪˈzɪst/

Definitions of unresisting word

  • verb with object unresisting to withstand, strive against, or oppose: to resist infection; to resist temptation. 1
  • verb with object unresisting to withstand the action or effect of: to resist spoilage. 1
  • verb with object unresisting to refrain or abstain from, especially with difficulty or reluctance: They couldn't resist the chocolates. 1
  • verb without object unresisting to make a stand or make efforts in opposition; act in opposition; offer resistance. 1
  • noun unresisting a substance that prevents or inhibits some effect from taking place, as a coating on a surface of a metallic printing plate that prevents or inhibits corrosion of the metal by acid. 1
  • noun unresisting Textiles. a chemically inert substance used in resist printing. 1

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Origin of unresisting

First appearance:

before 1325
One of the 16% oldest English words
1325-75; Middle English resisten (v.) < Latin resistere to remain standing, equivalent to re- re- + sistere to cause to stand, akin to stāre to stand

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Parts of speech for Unresisting


unresisting popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

unresisting usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for unresisting

adj unresisting

  • disciplined — having or exhibiting discipline; rigorous: paintings characterized by a disciplined technique.
  • hands off — of, belonging to, using, or used by the hand.
  • henpecked — browbeaten, bullied, or intimidated by one's wife, girlfriend, etc.: a henpecked husband who never dared to contradict his wife.
  • housebroken — (of a pet) trained to avoid excreting inside the house or in improper places.
  • laid back — relaxed or unhurried: laid-back music rhythms.

adjective unresisting

  • acclimatised — Simple past tense and past participle of acclimatise.
  • acclimatized — adapted or accustomed to a new climate or environment
  • accommodated — to do a kindness or a favor to; oblige: to accommodate a friend by helping him move to a new apartment.
  • adjusted — psychologically well or badly equipped to cope with reality and ordinary life and relationships
  • bearing — Someone's bearing is the way in which they move or stand.

Antonyms for unresisting

adjective unresisting

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