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Definition of Defiance

Defiance

  1. The act of defying, putting in opposition, or provoking to combat; a challenge; a provocation; a summons to combat.
  2. A state of opposition; willingness to flight; disposition to resist; contempt of opposition.
  3. A casting aside; renunciation; rejection.

Defiance Quotations

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

A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time, at all times, who suffers harm done to others, whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength is love and defiance of despair.
Abraham Joshua Heschel

When people are very damaged, they can often meet the world with a kind of defiance.
J. K. Rowling

There comes a time when deceit and defiance must be seen for what they are. At that point, a gathering danger must be directly confronted. At that point, we must show that beyond our resolutions is actual resolve.
Dick Cheney

I like to joke that I probably hold the world record for rejection letters. Yes, the truth is that I was fed up of being rejected repeatedly, and self-publication was an act of defiance at traditional publishing. But life works in strange ways.
Ashwin Sanghi
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Defiance Translations

defiance in Dutch is trots
defiance in German is Herausforderung, Trotz
defiance in Norwegian is trass
defiance in Swedish is utmaning, trots