Defiance - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dɪˈfaɪəns|  American pronunciation of the word defiance
Brit.  |dɪˈfʌɪəns|  British pronunciation of the word defiance

noun

- intentionally contemptuous behavior or attitude (syn: rebelliousness)
- a hostile challenge
- a defiant act

Examples

...any defiance of the authoritarian regime would have dire consequences...

...the troubled youth seems to have an ingrained defiance to authority of any sort...

His arm was raised in a gesture of defiance.

He has always assumed an attitude of defiance towards all authority.

See also:  WebsterWiktionaryLongman