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Definitions of defiance

  1. a hostile challenge Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a defiant act Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. intentionally contemptuous behavior or attitude Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. The act of defying, putting in opposition, or provoking to combat; a challenge; a provocation; a summons to combat. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A state of opposition; willingness to flight; disposition to resist; contempt of opposition. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A casting aside; renunciation; rejection. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Contemptuous disregard; a challenge; refusal to obey. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Act of defying; challenge; bold opposition. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. The act of defying; a challenge; bold opposition. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. A challenge; a daring. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. de-f[=i]'ans, n. the act of defying: a challenge to combat: aggressiveness: contempt of opposition.--adj. DEF[=I]'ANT, full of defiance, insolently bold.--adv. DEF[=I]'ANTLY.--n. DEF[=I]'ANTNESS.--adj. DEF[=I]'ATORY, bidding defiance.--BID DEFIANCE TO, to defy. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  14. Challenge to fight or maintain cause, assertion, &c.; open disobedience, setting at nought, (bid d. to, set at d., in d. of). [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  15. n. [French] Act of defying; a challenge; a provocation; a summons to combat;—a state of opposition; willingness to fight; contempt of danger or opposition. Cabinet Dictionary
  16. A challenge, an invitation to fight; a challenge to make any impeachment good; expression of abhorrence or contempt. Complete Dictionary

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