Translation of "defiance" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun [ no plural ] uk /dɪˈfaɪ.əns/ us

behaviour in which you refuse to obey someone or something

rebeldía, desafío
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.

(Translation of “defiance” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /diˈfaiəns/

open disobedience; challenging or opposition

He acted in defiance of my orders.
defiant adjective

hostile; showing or feeling defiance

a defiant attitude.
defiantly adverb

The minister defiantly refused to resign.

(Translation of “defiance” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)