Defiance



a daring or bold resistance to authority or to any opposing force.
open disregard; contempt (often followed by of):
defiance of danger; His refusal amounted to defiance.
a challenge to meet in combat or in a contest.
bid defiance to, to offer resistance; defy.
in defiance of, in spite of; notwithstanding:
There was a splendid audience in defiance of the rainstorm.
a city in NW Ohio.
Contemporary Examples

Western Jihadists in Syria Threaten to Bring Their War Back Home Maajid Nawaz April 26, 2014
Bryan Adams’s Unlikely, Compelling Portrait Photography Book ‘Wounded’ Nico Hines November 10, 2013
Martha Plimpton on Women’s Rights, Sandra Fluke, and Organization A is For Martha Plimpton November 4, 2012
Are We All Racial Profilers? Lorie Fridell July 28, 2009
Must-Read Fiction: ‘The Watch,’ ‘Alys, Always,’ ‘The Year of the Gadfly’ Cameron Martin, Lucy Scholes, Amber Dermont June 18, 2012

Historical Examples

Gloria Crucis J. H. Beibitz
The Babylonian Legends of the Creation British Museum
Campmates Kirk Munroe
Tanglewood Tales Nathaniel Hawthorne
A Pilgrimage to Nejd, Vol. 2 [of 2] Anne Blunt

noun
open or bold resistance to or disregard for authority, opposition, or power
a challenging attitude or behaviour; challenge
n.
see: in defiance of

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