defiance: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (di-fī'uns), [key]
— n.
  1. a daring or bold resistance to authority or to any opposing force.
  2. open disregard; contempt (often fol. by of&hasp;): defiance of danger; His refusal amounted to defiance.
  3. a challenge to meet in combat or in a contest.
  4. to offer resistance; defy.
  5. in spite of; notwithstanding: There was a splendid audience in defiance of the rainstorm.


Pronunciation: (di-fī'uns), [key]
— n.
  1. a city in NW Ohio. 16,810.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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