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defiance

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2 the inclination to resist
  • the troubled youth seems to have an ingrained defiance to authority of any sort

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The first known use of defiance was in the 15th century

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“Defiance.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/defiance. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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