Synonyms for unresisting

Grammar : Adj
Spell : ri-zist
Phonetic Transcription : rɪˈzɪst

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Définition of unresisting

Origin :
  • late 14c., from Old French resister "hold out against" (14c.), from Latin resistere "to make a stand against, oppose; to stand back; withstand," from re- "against" (see re-) + sistere "take a stand, stand firm" (see assist). Related: Resisted; resisting.
  • As in meek : adj shy; compliant
  • As in passive : adj lifeless, inactive
  • As in resigned : adj enduring, passive
  • As in servile : adj grovelling, subservient
  • As in submissive : adj compliant
  • As in tame : adj domesticated, compliant
  • As in yielding : adj soft, flexible
  • As in henpecked : adj dominated by one's wife
Example sentences :
  • He led her, unresisting, around to the couch at the other side of the table.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Yates hastened to meet her, clasping one of her unresisting hands in his.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • I certainly was bound by no law to allow a ruffian to cut me down, unresisting.
  • Extract from : « The Room in the Dragon Volant » by J. Sheridan LeFanu
  • He held her unresisting hand, but her face was hidden from him.
  • Extract from : « The Avenger » by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • In the whole of this transaction the Moravians were passive and unresisting.
  • Extract from : « Chronicles of Border Warfare » by Alexander Scott Withers
  • She held out her hand, and took in hers his own unresisting fingers.
  • Extract from : « A Son of Hagar » by Sir Hall Caine
  • And he took in his own a hand that Ruth, amazed and unresisting, yielded up to him.
  • Extract from : « Mistress Wilding » by Rafael Sabatini
  • He drew her toward him, unresisting, their gaze still on each other.
  • Extract from : « The Flying Mercury » by Eleanor M. Ingram
  • She snatched from Lingard's unresisting palm the sheet of paper.
  • Extract from : « The Rescue » by Joseph Conrad
  • He took her unresisting hand, drew it within his arm, and led her down the stairs.
  • Extract from : « A Pair of Blue Eyes » by Thomas Hardy

Antonyms for unresisting

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