Defiance meaning

dĭ-fī'əns
The act of defying; open, bold resistance to authority or opposition.
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Intentionally contemptuous behavior or attitude; readiness to contend or resist.
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Defiance is defined as the act of standing up to an opponent or authority.

An example of defiance is a group of nurses walking out on the job and picketing against the hospital.

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A challenge.
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The act or an example of defying; bold resistance to an opposing force or authority.
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The feeling, or spirit of being defiant.
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Origin of defiance

Middle English defiaunce from Old French desfiance from desfier to defy defy