1. defiance

noun. ['dɪˈfaɪəns'] intentionally contemptuous behavior or attitude.


  • rebelliousness
  • insubordination
  • obstreperousness
  • intractability


  • tractability
  • compliance
  • start
  • willingness


  • defiance (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Defiance

  • noncompliance
  • pseudoscience
  • compliance
  • reliance
  • appliance
  • alliance
  • science

How do you pronounce defiance?

Pronounce defiance as dɪˈfaɪəns.

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Sentences with defiance

1. Noun, singular or mass
Its passage fanned the already growing flames of defiance towards Great Britain.

Quotes about defiance

1. Serious art has been the work of individual artists whose art has had nothing to do with style because they were not in the least connected with the style or the needs of the masses. Their work arose rather in defiance of their times.
- Franz Marc

2. I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.
- Thomas Jefferson

3. Til shade is gone, til water is goneInto the shadow with teeth baredScreaming defiance with the last breathTo spit in Sightblinder’s eye on the Last Day.
- Robert Jordan, The Dragon Reborn

2. defiance

noun. ['dɪˈfaɪəns'] a hostile challenge.


  • dependance


  • defiance (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. defiance

noun. ['dɪˈfaɪəns'] a defiant act.


  • obedience


  • defiance (Old French (842-ca. 1400))