Adjective "unresisting" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ʌnrɪˈzɪstɪŋ/

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Definitions and examples

adjective

Not showing, producing, or putting up any resistance.
  1. 'Boyd proudly proclaimed how you need to ‘make yourself’ so the ‘powers that be’ cannot make you weak and unresisting.'
  2. '‘Please tell me,’ he said softly, taking them gently from her unresisting fingers and looking at them.'
  3. 'As for Mariana, unresisting and accommodating as the text confines her to be, she appears to experience this exploitation as ‘voluntary allegiance to disinterested virtue’.'
  4. 'In 1964, two killers enter a school for the blind and gun down an unresisting mechanics instructor, Johnny North.'
  5. 'She nodded and let him have another swallow of whiskey before she took it from his unresisting fingers and shoved the stopper back into the bottle.'
  6. 'Just as long as we don't present an unresisting target.'
  7. 'He took the other sledge from Damien's unresisting fingers and we raced to the bottom.'
  8. '‘It is useless,’ Dr. Johnson once remarked, ‘to criticize an unresisting imbecility.’'
  9. 'Starting to walk away from the house, I am grateful she threw me out, grabbing me by the waist and pushing my unresisting body out the door.'
  10. 'The princess seemed to be sleepwalking, for she barely opened her eyes and never once said a word, and was completely unresisting when Eleanor led her to her room and eased her down upon the bed, drawing the blankets up over her.'

Definitions

1. to withstand, strive against, or oppose: to resist infection; to resist temptation.

2. to withstand the action or effect of: to resist spoilage.

3. to refrain or abstain from, especially with difficulty or reluctance: They couldn't resist the chocolates. verb (used without object)

4. to make a stand or make efforts in opposition; act in opposition; offer resistance. noun

5. a substance that prevents or inhibits some effect from taking place, as a coat

More examples(as adjective)

"heads can be unresisting."

"hands can be unresisting."

"tears can be unresisting."

"shoulders can be unresisting."

"natives can be unresisting."

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Origin

(resist)