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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

It has been, after all, 11 years, more than a decade now, of defiance of U.N. resolutions by Saddam Hussein. Every obligation that he signed onto after the Gulf War, so that he would not be a threat to peace and security, he has ignored and flaunted.
Condoleezza Rice

Shock, confusion, fear, anger, grief, and defiance. On Sept. 11, 2001, and for the three days following the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil, President George W. Bush led with raw emotion that reflected the public's whipsawing stages of acceptance.
Ron Fournier

The bold defiance of a woman is the certain sign of her shame, - when she has once ceased to blush, it is because she has too much to blush for.
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

Shall I tell you what the real evil is? To cringe to the things that are called evils, to surrender to them our freedom, in defiance of which we ought to face any suffering.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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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
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