- the act of defying; open, bold resistance to authority or opposition
- a challenge
< OFr defiance
Translations for 'defiance'
- American English: defiance Defiance is behavior or an attitude which shows that you are not willing to obey someone....his courageous defiance of the government.
- Brazilian Portuguese: desafio
- Chinese: 违抗违違抗
- European Spanish: desafío
- French: défi
- German: Trotz
- Italian: sfida
- Japanese: 反抗的態度
- Korean: > 반항권위에 대한
- Portuguese: desafio
- Spanish: desafío
Example Sentences Including 'defiance'
My young heart beat hard in defiance , Oh no I won't, not me!
FAITHLESS: Tales of Transgression (2001)
This hopeless defiance has grown in the Palestinians during the intifadeh.
Time Magazine (2002)
For hours afterward, there was sporadic shooting in the city that for some Iraqis has become a symbol of defiance.
Seattle Times (2004)
Prosecutors said Moore's defiance , left unchecked, would harm the judicial system.
Chicago Sun-Times (2003)
We can hear the rest of them inside, though, still shouting their hatred and defiance at us.
PARADISE ALLEY (2002)
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