intentionally contemptuous behavior or attitude
a hostile challenge
a defiant act
The feeling, or spirit of being defiant.
Origin: From defiance from défiant (present participle of défier).
the act of defying, putting in opposition, or provoking to combat; a challenge; a provocation; a summons to combat
a state of opposition; willingness to flight; disposition to resist; contempt of opposition
a casting aside; renunciation; rejection
Origin: [OF. defiance, desfiance, challenge, fr. desfier to challenge, F. dfier. See Defy.]
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
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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The numerical value of defiance in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of defiance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of defiance in a Sentence
The problem with 'defiance' is that it puts something in the child.
This explains the shift from defiance to contrition, it's totally contrived, she doesn't mean a word of it.
The statement in Libya is more a statement of defiance, by killing Christian civilians, they were delivering a message that they're expanding.
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.
A year ago this day people took the streets in defiance all over the country and it was inspiring, it was liberating, it was beautiful our work is not done.
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