Resist vs Reluctance - What's the difference?

resist | reluctance |


As nouns the difference between resist and reluctance

is that resist is a protective coating or covering oxford english dictionary , 2nd ed, 1989 while reluctance is unwillingness to do something.

As a verb resist

is to attempt to counter the actions or effects of.

resist

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • To attempt to counter the actions or effects of.
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  • To withstand the actions of.
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  • To oppose.
  • (obsolete) To be distasteful to.
  • * 1608 , , II. iii. 29:
  • These cates resist me,

    Usage notes

    * This is a catenative verb that takes the gerund (-ing) . See

    Derived terms

    * resistance

    Synonyms

    * (l) * (l) * (l)

    Antonyms

    * obey * submit

    Derived terms

    * irresistible * irresistibly * resistance * resistant * resistantly * resistible * resistibly * resistive * resistively * resistless * resistlessly * resistor

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A protective coating or covering. Oxford English Dictionary , 2nd ed., 1989.
  • Anagrams

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    References

    reluctance

    English

    Noun

  • Unwillingness to do something.
  • Hesitancy in taking some action.
  • (physics) That property of a magnetic circuit analogous to resistance in an electric circuit.
  • Derived terms

    * reluctance motor