Origin of defiance
Related formsnon·de·fi·ance, nounpre·de·fi·ance, noun
Definition for defiance (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for defiance
Another 10 slaves threw themselves overboard in a display of defiance at the inhumanity.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In defiance, I held my ticket above my head, which triggered the spitting and chants of “How Dare You!”
She had just shot her arrow at an electric force field, an apparently society-changing act of defiance.'Mockingjay—Part 1’ Is the Most Violent ‘Hunger Games’ Yet|Kevin Fallon|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If I balked at an act or found it difficult to perform, I was “punished” for my defiance (which is the nature of a BDSM scene).My ‘Kink’ Nightmare: James Franco’s BDSM Porn Documentary ‘Kink’ Only Tells Part of the Story|Aurora Snow|August 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The monkey seemed to be sticking his tongue out at me in defiance.
Some thirty others of the National party followed his example of defiance with a similar result.
There existed in his victory a remnant of defiance and of combat.Les Misrables|Victor Hugo
Isaac Chantz demanded of me, in defiance to the gangsters, who were expected to do the talking.The Mutiny of the Elsinore|Jack London
“I don't know what you mean by likely,” Maria said, impertinently, in her shame and defiance.By the Light of the Soul|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
To close the gates, and set the Indians at defiance, seemed no very difficult matter.
British Dictionary definitions for defiance
Idioms and Phrases with defiance
see in defiance of.