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The synonyms of “Defiance” are: rebelliousness, resistance, opposition, confrontation
Defiance as a Noun
Definitions of "Defiance" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “defiance” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- Open resistance; bold disobedience.
- A defiant act.
- Intentionally contemptuous behavior or attitude.
- A hostile challenge.
Synonyms of "Defiance" as a noun (4 Words)
|Discord resulting from a clash of ideas or opinions.
The race promised a classic confrontation between the two top runners in the world.
|The major political party opposed to the party in office and prepared to replace it if elected.
The opposition between practical and poetic language.
|An insubordinate act.
|The degree to which a substance or device opposes the passage of an electric current causing energy dissipation By Ohm s law resistance measured in ohms is equal to the voltage divided by the current.
He encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens.
Usage Examples of "Defiance" as a noun
- The demonstration was held in defiance of official warnings.
- An act of defiance.
Associations of "Defiance" (30 Words)
|The object of a feeling of intense aversion; something to be avoided.
His fundamental antipathy to capitalism.
|Turn away or aside.
They averted their eyes when the King entered.
|Harsh criticism or disapproval.
Two MPs were singled out for censure.
|Containing or imposing condemnation or censure.
|Treat or regard with contempt.
It lay in Deronda s nature usually to contemn the feeble.
|A manner that is generally disrespectful and contemptuous.
He was held in contempt.
|Feel contempt or a deep repugnance for.
He despises the people he has to work for.
|Contemptuous treatment or behaviour; outrage.
She wanted neither favor nor despite.
|Having lost confidence or enthusiasm; disheartened.
Felt discouraged by the magnitude of the problem.
|A feeling of revulsion or strong disapproval aroused by something unpleasant or offensive.
The sight filled her with disgust.
|Have or feel a dislike or distaste for.
I know all his likes and dislikes.
|An intensely disliked person or thing.
A hate campaign.
|The emotion of intense dislike; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action.
His murderous hatred of his brother.
|Hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of.
The hinder part of a carcass.
|Not permitted or allowed.
Their refusal to discuss the issue is impermissible.
|Unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom.
Loath to admit a mistake.
|In a negative way, especially by expressing denial, disagreement, or refusal.
Negatively charged ions.
|Tending to see the worst aspect of things or believe that the worst will happen.
He was pessimistic about the prospects.
|The prevention by law of the manufacture and sale of alcohol, especially in the US between 1920 and 1933.
They were restrained by a prohibition in their charter.
|Forbid, especially by law.
Strikes remained proscribed in the armed forces.
|The action of forbidding something; banning.
The proscription of the party after the 1715 Rebellion.
Reluctant to help.
|Able to tolerate environmental conditions or physiological stress.
Some of the old Churches are resistant to change.
News of the attack will be met with sorrow and revulsion.
|Reject with contempt.
At her lowest ebb she would have scorned to stoop to such tactics.
|Difficult to move, remove, or cure.
A stubborn infection.
|Place under a taboo.
Many taboos have developed around physical exposure.
|Implied by or inferred from actions or statements.
Your silence may be taken to mean tacit agreement.
|In spite of contrary volition.
An unwilling assistant.
|The quality or state of being unwilling to do something; reluctance.
His unwillingness to cooperate vetoed every proposal I made.