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Defiance

De`fi´ance
n.1.The act of defying, putting in opposition, or provoking to combat; a challenge; a provocation; a summons to combat.
A war without a just defiance made.
- Dryden.
Stood for her cause, and flung defiance down.
- Tennyson.
2.A state of opposition; willingness to flight; disposition to resist; contempt of opposition.
He breathed defiance to my ears.
- Shak.
3.A casting aside; renunciation; rejection.
To bid defiance
to defy; to disregard recklessly or contemptuously.
- Locke.
Noun1.defiance - intentionally contemptuous behavior or attitude
Synonyms: rebelliousness
2.defiance - a hostile challenge
3.defiance - a defiant act
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