Part of speech: noun

The act of defying; a challenge; bold opposition.

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Usage examples "defiance":

  1. In defiance of his promise that when she had visitors he would always be announced, he suddenly burst in on Lilly and the friend of her youth while they were dining together. - "The Song of Songs", Hermann Sudermann.
  2. Flight and defiance are our last resource. - "The Tragic Comedians, Complete", George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009.
  3. Why send him for defiance then. - "The Gamester (1753)", Edward Moore Commentator: Charles H. Peake Phillip R. Wikelund.