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Definitions of defiance

  1. a hostile challenge Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The act of defying, putting in opposition, or provoking to combat; a challenge; a provocation; a summons to combat. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A state of opposition; willingness to flight; disposition to resist; contempt of opposition. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A casting aside; renunciation; rejection. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Act of defying; challenge; bold opposition. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. The act of defying; a challenge; bold opposition. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. A challenge to fight; a challenge to meet in any contest; contempt of opposition or danger. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. A challenge, as to fight; a calling upon one to make good any assertion or charge; a setting at nought. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. A challenge; a daring. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for defiance

  1. And his studies were in the main the accepted studies of the time, not, like Shelley's, a defiance of them. – Milton by John Bailey
  2. It was as if his defiance had unlocked flood- gates. – Romance Island by Zona Gale
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