Resistance vs Retaliation - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between resistance and retaliation

is that resistance is resistance (all meanings) while retaliation is violent response to an act of harm or perceived injustice.

resistance

English

Alternative forms

* resistaunce (obsolete)

Noun

  • The act of resisting, or the capacity to resist.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=19 citation , passage=When Timothy and Julia hurried up the staircase to the bedroom floor, where a considerable commotion was taking place, Tim took Barry Leach with him. […]. The captive made no resistance and came not only quietly but in a series of eager little rushes like a timid dog on a choke chain.}}
  • (physics) A force that tends to oppose motion.
  • (physics) Shortened form of electrical resistance.
  • An underground organization engaged in a struggle for liberation from forceful occupation.
  • Anagrams

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    retaliation

    English

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • Violent response to an act of harm or perceived injustice.
  • An act of violent response.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2009, date=January 13, author=, title=`Never again,' says survivor, work=Toronto Star citation
  • , passage=Hamas knew there would be massive retaliations .}}

    Synonyms

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