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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

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

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

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

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

You've got to know what your 'thing' is, and you've got to call it a 'thing,' whether it's meanness, nastiness, un-forgiveness, arrogance, ego, resistance, rebelliousness or defiance. Everybody's got a 'thing,' and once you call your 'thing' a 'thing,' we can give it a place to be or dismiss it.
Iyanla Vanzant
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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