|Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.|
|Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers|
|Division (I) Individual Volition|
| Section IV. Antagonism|
| 2. Active Antagonism|
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|NOUN:||RESISTANCE, stand, front, oppugnation [rare], oppugnance, oppugnancy; opposition [See Opposition]; renitency, renitence, reluctance [archaic], reluctation [rare], recalcitrance or recalcitrancy, recalcitration; repugnance, repulsion; kicking &c. v.|
REPULSE, rebuff, snub.
INSURRECTION (disobedience) [See Disobedience]; strike; turnout [colloq.], lockout; barringout; levée en masse [F.], Jacquerie [F. hist.]; rebellion; boycott; riot (disorder) [See Disorder].
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|VERB:||RESIST; not submit [See Submission]; repugn [obs.], reluctate [rare], oppugn, with-stand; stand up -, strive -, bear up -, be proof -, make head- against; stand, - firm, - fast, - ones ground, - the brunt of, - out; hold -ones ground, - ones own, - out; stick it out [colloq.].|
FACE, confront, breast the -wave, - current; stem the -tide, - torrent; grapple with; show a bold front (courage) [See Courage]; present a front, make a stand, take ones stand.
OPPOSE [See Opposition]; kick, - against; recalcitrate, kick against the pricks; fly in the face of; lift the hand against (attack) [See Attack]; withstand -an attack, - a siege, - the onset; rise up in arms (war) [See Warfare]; strike, turn out; draw up a round robin (remonstrate) [See Disapprobation]; put ones foot down; boycott; revolt (disobey) [See Disobedience]; make a riot.
prendre le mors aux dents [F.], take the bit between the teeth; sell ones life dearly, die hard, keep at bay; repel, repulse.
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|ADJECTIVE:||RESISTING &c. v.; oppugnant, resistive, resistant; refractory (disobedient) [See Disobedience]; repugnant; recalcitrant, renitent, repulsive, repellent; up in arms.|
PROOF AGAINST; unconquerable (strong) [See Strength]; stubborn, unconquered; indomitable (persevering) [See Resolution]; unyielding (obstinate) [See Obstinacy].
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|INTERJECTION:||HANDS OFF! keep off!|
NEVER SAY DIE! stick it! [colloq.]; show what youre made of! give em hell! [colloq.]; up, Guards, and at them! [Wellingtonat Waterloo, as alleged].