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defiance

de·fi·ance

defiance

 
pronunciation:
dih faI ns
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: resistance against authority; insubordination; rebellion.
antonyms:
compliance, obedience, submission
similar words:
revolt
definition 2: contempt or disregard for some danger or opposing force.
He rushed out to fight in defiance of the risk.
definition 3: a provocation or challenge for combat.
The ape screamed defiance.
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