(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:
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.
(Archaic) Contempt; scorn
The action or an instance of rebellion; an insurrection.
Refusal to obey; failure to follow rules, commands, etc.; insubordination
The definition of a challenge is an act of rebellion against someone or something.
Bold courage; daring
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.
Due regard for something considered important or authoritative:
The act of submitting something to another for decision, consideration, etc.
The act of acquiescing; agreement or consent without protest
Find another word for defiance. In this page you can discover 36 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for defiance, like: insubordination, rebellion, resistance, provocation, contempt, contumacy, despite, recalcitrance, recalcitrancy, attack and resist.