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This one act of defiance in the face of convention ruins her life. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The boss might now punish him for his open defiance in the aftermath of the game. The Sun (2010)It involves a more or less open act of defiance against any claim by the current regime. Christianity Today (2000)In recent weeks conservatives have joined the open defiance. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The penalty for defiance of the ban will not be so high. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The first open defiance took place the next day in Leipzig. Times, Sunday Times (2009)A brutal junta invaded and annexed territory in defiance of international law. Times, Sunday Times (2012)To me it felt like a last gasp of normality, an act of defiance in the face of the impending trial. KANDAHAR COCKNEY: A Tale of Two Worlds (2004)Now there is a huge Australian flag on each crane and they are transformed into symbols of defiance in the face of attack. The Sun (2014)What is more, they will do so in defiance of central government directives, again supported by their superiors. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'defiance'
British English: defiance NOUN
Defiance is behaviour or an attitude which shows that you are not willing to obey someone.
...his courageous defiance of the government.
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