Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (I) Individual Volition
Section IV. Antagonism
2. Active Antagonism

719. Resistance.

   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].
   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, – one’s ground, – the brunt of, – out; hold -one’s ground, – one’s 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 one’s 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 one’s foot down; boycott; revolt (disobey) [See Disobedience]; make a riot.
  prendre le mors aux dents [F.], take the bit between the teeth; sell one’s life dearly, die hard, keep at bay; repel, repulse.
   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].
  NEVER SAY DIE! stick it! [colloq.]; show what you’re made of! give ’em hell! [colloq.]; “up, Guards, and at them!” [Wellington—at Waterloo, as alleged].