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English noun: defiance

1. defiance (attribute) intentionally contemptuous behavior or attitude


Broader (hypernym)intractability, intractableness

Narrower (hyponym)insubordination, obstreperousness

2. defiance (communication) a hostile challenge

Broader (hypernym)challenge

3. defiance (act) a defiant act

Broader (hypernym)resistance

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