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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  • n. The act or an example of defying; bold resistance to an opposing force or authority.
  • n. Intentionally contemptuous behavior or attitude; readiness to contend or resist.
  • idiom. in defiance of In spite of; contrary to: went on strike in defiance of union policy.
  • Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  • n. The feeling, or spirit of being defiant.
  • the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  • n. The act of defying, putting in opposition, or provoking to combat; a challenge; a provocation; a summons to combat.
  • n. A state of opposition; willingness to flight; disposition to resist; contempt of opposition.
  • n. A casting aside; renunciation; rejection.
  • The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • n. Suspicion; mistrust.
  • n. The act of one who defies; a challenge to fight; an invitation to combat; a call to an adversary to fight if he dare.
  • n. A challenge to meet in any contest; a call upon one to make good any assertion or charge; an invitation to maintain any cause or point.
  • n. Contempt of opposition or danger; a daring or resistance that implies contempt of an adversary, or disregard of any opposing force: as, he pressed forward in defiance of the storm.
  • WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  • n. intentionally contemptuous behavior or attitude
  • n. a hostile challenge
  • n. a defiant act
  • Equivalent
    Words that are more generic or abstract
    challenge    resistance   
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    contempt    anger    impatience    indifference    triumph    irony    determination    disregard    bitterness    mockery