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English definition of “defiance”

defiance

noun [U]     /dɪˈfaɪ.əns/
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 .Opposing and againstDisobedientObeying and breaking the lawObedient and compliantBad and wrong behaviour
(Definition of defiance noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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