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defiance

noun [U] uk   /dɪˈfaɪ.əns/ us  
behaviour in which you refuse to obey someone or something: The demonstration is a pointless act/gesture of defiance against the government. In defiance of the ceasefire, rebel troops are again firing on the capital.
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