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Synonyms for defiance
dɪˈfaɪ ənsde·fi·ance

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Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 1 vote

  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 Synonymes2.0 / 2 votes

  1. defiancenoun

    Synonyms:
    daring, challenge, invitation to combat

  2. defiancenoun

    Synonyms:
    contempt, opposition, spite, despite

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  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. Christen Kuikoua:

    In the name of beauty, surgeries unfold, Young girls alter bodies, a story untold. As if God made mistakes in His creation, A defiance of divine design, a false fixation.

  2. Attorney General Loretta Lynch:

    I am inspired by the strength and the resilience of the survivors and their loved ones. And I am deeply moved by the way that this community – and our national community – has stood together in support of one another, in defiance of terror and in defense of our most cherished ideals.

  3. Hooman Mirghasemi:

    Russia and China are speculated as potential sellers of arms to Iran. Again, Irans income from oil is at an all-time low because of Donald Trumps maximum pressure policy. On the other, because of this policy, Irans central banks assets are frozen in other countries, and consequently, Iran does not have access to sufficient funds for such purchases, however, as an act of defiance, the possibility of arms purchased from China or Russia, even very limited, is not entirely unlikely.

  4. Jessica Vaughan:

    The result is that many gang members and other thugs and miscreants are allowed to remain in the county in defiance of immigration laws and causing problems like this, montgomery, like others that have absorbed a large number of the Central American youths, has experienced a noticeable uptick in violence that has been attributed to gangs like MS-13, and this has been especially acute in the high schools.

  5. Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd:

    This does not appear to be an effort to engage in good-faith negotiations or accommodations, instead, it appears to be another example of the administration's blanket defiance of Congress' constitutionally-mandated responsibilities.


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