(Archaic) Contempt; scorn
(Biology) Ability (of an organism, tissue, or cell) to withstand a destructive agent or condition such as a chemical compound, a disease agent, or an environmental stressor:
The action or an instance of rebellion; an insurrection.
Provocation is defined as something that gets someone to act, especially out of irritation.
The definition of contempt is a feeling of scorn towards another person or an act showing disrespect for someone or something.
The willful disobedience of a court’s direction, order, or summons or any other disrespectful or disruptive conduct that would justify a finding of contempt.
Due regard for something considered important or authoritative:
The act of submitting something to another for decision, consideration, etc.
Refusal to obey; failure to follow rules, commands, etc.; insubordination
The definition of a challenge is an act of rebellion against someone or something.
Lack of thoughtful attention or due regard.
Acts of war; overt warfare.
Violent commotion; tumult; strife.
A political party opposing, and serving as a check on, the party in power
An act of protest or rejection.
Regard is defined as consideration or attention for something or someone.
The act of acquiescing; agreement or consent without protest
Bold courage; daring
Find another word for defiance. In this page you can discover 45 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for defiance, like: insubordination, despite, attack, resist, rebellion, resistance, insurgence, provocation, contempt, contumacy and recalcitrance.