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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

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

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

Comedy is defiance. It's a snort of contempt in the face of fear and anxiety. And it's the laughter that allows hope to creep back on the inhale.
Will Durst
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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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