AskDefine | Define defiance

Dictionary Definition



1 intentionally contemptuous behavior or attitude [syn: rebelliousness]
2 a hostile challenge
3 a defiant act

User Contributed Dictionary



From defiance from défiant (present participle of défier).



  1. The feeling, or spirit of being defiant.


the feeling of being defiant
  • Turkish: meydan okuma
  • Chinese: 反抗, 蔑视
  • German: Trotz
  • Kurdish:
  • Norwegian: motstand motvilje trass
  • Portuguese: desafio

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See also

defiance in German: Defiance
defiance in French: Defiance
defiance in Dutch: Defiance
defiance in Polish: Defiance
defiance in Volapük: Defiance

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