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Synonyms for defiance
dɪˈfaɪ ənsde·fi·ance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. defiance, rebelliousnessnoun

    intentionally contemptuous behavior or attitude

    Synonyms:
    insubordination, rebelliousness

  2. defiancenoun

    a hostile challenge

    Synonyms:
    rebelliousness

  3. defiancenoun

    a defiant act

    Synonyms:
    rebelliousness

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. defiancenoun

    Synonyms:
    daring, challenge, invitation to combat

  2. defiancenoun

    Synonyms:
    contempt, opposition, spite, despite

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. defiancenoun

    Synonyms:
    challenge, provocation, opposition, insubmission, contumacy, contempt, insubordination, insurgency, mutiny, rebellion, recalcitration

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How to use defiance in a sentence?

  1. Abraham Joshua Heschel:

    A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time, at all times, who suffers harm done to others, whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength is love and defiance of despair.

  2. Theresa May:

    They have provided no credible explanation, instead they have treated the use of a military grade nerve agent in Europe with sarcasm, contempt and defiance.

  3. The Lagos state government:

    It has also been discovered that in a brazen act of defiance and impunity, the owners of the building ... criminally unsealed the property and continued building beyond the approved floors.

  4. Jeff Landry:

    The officials in New Orleans took an oath of office to support and enforce the laws of our State, yet they have decided that some laws are not worthy of enforcement, in light of the City's open defiance of the will of the people of Louisiana, I continue to my efforts on the State Bond Commission. Today was another step toward ensuring the parishes and municipalities of our State comply with the laws of our State.

  5. Alireza Jafarzadeh:

    Our revelation today is significant because it shows that the Qods Force of the IRGC has in recent years expanded its arsenal to step up terrorism and warmongering to destabilize the region by arming its proxies with UAVs, this is in line with the regime’s nuclear defiance and its repression at home.


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