HyperDic: defiance

English > 3 senses of the word defiance:
NOUNattributedefiance, rebelliousnessintentionally contemptuous behavior or attitude
communicationdefiancea hostile challenge
actdefiancea defiant act
defiance > pronunciation
Soundsdihfay'ahns
Rhymesabeyance ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > defiance: 3 senses > noun 1, attribute
Meaningintentionally contemptuous behavior or attitude.
Synonymrebelliousness
Narrowerinsubordinationdefiance of authority
obstreperousnessnoisy defiance
Broaderintractability, intractablenessThe trait of being hard to influence or control
Spanishdesafío, rebeldía
Catalanrebeldia
Adjectivesdefiantboldly resisting authority or an opposing force
English > defiance: 3 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA hostile challenge.
BroaderchallengeA call to engage in a contest / contest or fight
Spanishdesafío, provocación
Adjectivesdefiantboldly resisting authority or an opposing force
Verbsdefychallenge
English > defiance: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningA defiant act.
Broaderresistancegroup action in opposition to those in power
Spanishdesafío
Catalandesafiament
Adjectivesdefiantboldly resisting authority or an opposing force

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