non-resistant non-resistant

Definition(s):

  • (n) a reformer who believes in passive resistance

Usage(s):

  1. Schoolboys get it from throwing pebbles or crabapples instead of baseballs, conductors from putting too much energy into their waving of a light, non-resistant baton.
  2. The nervous Japanese temperament is peculiarly non-resistant to adroit blackmail.
  3. We need to be doing research into new cures for non-resistant epidemics.
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