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de•fi•ance



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): defiance of danger; His refusal amounted to defiance.
3. a challenge to meet in combat or in a contest.
4. bid defiance to, to offer resistance; defy.
5. in defiance of, in spite of; notwithstanding: There was a splendid audience in defiance of the rainstorm.

De•fi•ance



Pronunciation: (di-fī'uns), [key]
n.
a city in NW Ohio. 16,810.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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