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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. Hassan Hassan:

    The statement in Libya is more a statement of defiance, by killing Christian civilians, they were delivering a message that they're expanding.

  2. Elijah Cummings:

    The committee needs to hear directly from the heads of these agencies as soon as possible in light of the almost daily reports of abuse and defiance.

  3. Adil Najam:

    It has politicized the situation and made it symbolic, if a solution is to be found, it would be found within the Pakistan legal system, not in defiance of it.

  4. Mark Warner:

    Diplomacy is the right path forward to deal with North Korea, at the same time, due to Pyongyang’s history of obfuscation and international defiance, the United States must proceed with caution. I am deeply concerned that the White House has not laid the necessary diplomatic groundwork and coordination for direct talks with North Korea, continued Warner, a Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee. Trump had previously threatened North Korea with fire and fury like the world has never seen. He also tweeted Saturday :.

  5. Clifford Villalon:

    Persistence is not defiance, but lawlessness is.

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