(Re*sist"ant) a. [F. résistant: cf. L. resistens. See Resist.] Making resistance; resisting.
n. One who, or that which, resists. Bp. Pearson.
(Re*sist"er) n. One who resists.
(Re*sist"ful) a. Making much resistance.
1. The quality of being resistible; resistibleness.
2. The quality of being resistant; resitstance.
The name "body" being the complex idea of extension and resistibility together in the same subject.Locke.
(Re*sist"i*ble) a. [Cf. F. résistible.] Capable of being resisted; as, a resistible force. Sir M.
Hale. Re*sist"i*ble*ness, n. Re*sist"i*bly, adv.
(Re*sist"ing), a. Making resistance; opposing; as, a resisting medium. Re*sist"ing ly, adv.
(Re*sist"ive) a. Serving to resist. B. Jonsosn.
1. Having no power to resist; making no opposition. [Obs. or R.] Spenser.
2. Incapable of being resisted; irresistible.
Masters' commands come with a power resistlessMilton.
To such as owe them absolute subjection.
Re*sist"less*ly, adv. Re*sist"less*ness, n.
(Res"o*lu*ble) a.[L. resolubolis: cf. F. résoluble. See Resolve, and cf. Resolvable.] Admitting
of being resolved; resolvable; as, bodies resoluble by fire. Boyle. Res"o*lu*ble*ness, n.
(Res"o*lute) a. [Cf. F. résolu. The L. resolutus (p. p. of resolvere) means, relaxed, enervated,
effeminate. See Resolve, v. t. & i.]
1. Having a decided purpose; determined; resolved; fixed in a determination; hence, bold; firm; steady.
Edward is at hand,Shak.
Ready to fight; therefore be resolute.
2. Convinced; satisfied; sure. [Obs.]
3. Resolving, or explaining; as, the Resolute Doctor Durand. [Obs.]