open defiance


open defiance
outright disrespect, undisguised rebellion

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • defiance — /dəˈfaɪəns / (say duh fuyuhns) noun 1. a daring or bold resistance to authority or to any opposing force. 2. open disregard: in defiance of criticism. 3. a challenge to meet in combat or contest. –phrase 4. act of defiance, an action which is… …   Australian English dictionary

  • defiance — n. 1 open disobedience; bold resistance. 2 a challenge to fight or maintain a cause, assertion, etc. Phrases and idioms: in defiance of disregarding; in conflict with. Etymology: ME f. OF (as DEFY) …   Useful english dictionary

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