What does defiance mean?

Definitions for defiance
dɪˈfaɪ ənsde·fi·ance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. defiance, rebelliousness(noun)

    intentionally contemptuous behavior or attitude

  2. defiance(noun)

    a hostile challenge

  3. defiance(noun)

    a defiant act

Wiktionary

  1. defiance(Noun)

    The feeling, or spirit of being defiant.

    Etymology: From defiance from défiant (present participle of défier).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Defiance(noun)

    the act of defying, putting in opposition, or provoking to combat; a challenge; a provocation; a summons to combat

    Etymology: [OF. defiance, desfiance, challenge, fr. desfier to challenge, F. dfier. See Defy.]

  2. Defiance(noun)

    a state of opposition; willingness to flight; disposition to resist; contempt of opposition

    Etymology: [OF. defiance, desfiance, challenge, fr. desfier to challenge, F. dfier. See Defy.]

  3. Defiance(noun)

    a casting aside; renunciation; rejection

    Etymology: [OF. defiance, desfiance, challenge, fr. desfier to challenge, F. dfier. See Defy.]

Freebase

  1. Defiance

    Defiance is a 2008 World War II era film written, produced and directed by Edward Zwick, set during the occupation of Belarus by Nazi Germany. The film is an account of the Bielski partisans, a group led by three Jewish brothers who saved and recruited Jews in Belarus during the Second World War. The film stars Daniel Craig as Tuvia Bielski, Liev Schreiber as Zus Bielski, Jamie Bell as Asael Bielski and George MacKay as Aron Bielski. The film is an adaptation of Nechama Tec's book Defiance: The Bielski Partisans. Production began in early September 2007 and had a limited release in the United States on December 31, 2008, and went into general release worldwide in January and February 2009.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Defiance

    de-fī′ans, n. the act of defying: a challenge to combat: aggressiveness: contempt of opposition.—adj. Defī′ant, full of defiance, insolently bold.—adv. Defī′antly.—n. Defī′antness.—adj. Defī′atory, bidding defiance.—Bid defiance to, to defy.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of defiance in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of defiance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of defiance in a Sentence

  1. Alan Kazdin:

    Well, what does the research show? That no fault of anybody but the stress changed the [parent's] tone of voice, it's not about blaming, but I'm saying we put defiance in the child.

  2. Linda Davidsen:

    We have been studying defiance from the last 150 years, the way to force change is by attempting disruptive, non-violent, respectful action that has an element of sacrifice.

  3. Dave Reichert:

    These rules exist for a reason, this painting hung in clear defiance to those rules and was a slap in the face to the countless men and women who put their lives on the line everyday on behalf of our safety and freedom.

  4. 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.

  5. Major General Godefroid Niyombare:

    Regarding President Nkurunziza's arrogance and defiance of the international community, which advised him to respect the constitution and Arusha peace agreement, the committee for the establishment of the national concord decide: President Nkurunziza is dismissed, his government is dismissed too.

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