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English noun: defiance

1. defiance (attribute) intentionally contemptuous behavior or attitude


Synonymsrebelliousness


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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