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.



Alternative forms

* resistaunce (obsolete)


  • 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





  • 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 .}}


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