in defiance of
Definition of in defiance of
: against or despite the wishes, rules, or laws of (someone or something) <The group is acting in defiance of a government order.> <She married him in defiance of her parents.> <The dancers leap in seeming defiance of the laws of gravity.>
Word by Word Definitions
: the act or an instance of defying : challenge
: disposition to resist : willingness to contend or fight
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