- The definition of resistant is someone or something that fends off or works against.
- An example of someone resistant is a older person who doesn't want to use email; resistant to change.
- An example of something resistant is a bug that isn't dying even though you've sprayed it with pesticide; resistant to spray.
offering resistance; resisting
Origin of resistantClassical Latin resistens, present participle
a person or thing that resists
Capable of, offering, or showing resistance. Often used in combination: drug-resistant bacteria; wrinkle-resistant pants.
One that is resistant, especially a person active in a Resistance movement.
(comparative more resistant, superlative most resistant)
From French rÃ©sistant