Behavior or an act that is intentionally provocative
The disposition boldly to defy or resist authority or an opposing force
in defiance of
Despite her defiance, her voice shook.
There was challenge and defiance in her gaze.
Aggravated by her second display of defiance in one night, he crossed to her and planted his hands on either side of her chair, demanding her attention.
The leading British ship, the "Defiance" (74), carrying the flag of Rear-Admiral Graves, anchored just south of the Trekroner.
It was in defiance of this right that Alva refused the claim of Counts Egmont and Horn to be tried by the knights of the Fleece in 1568.