Synonyms and Antonyms of defiance
- She was held in contempt for her defiance of the court order.
doggedness, hardheadedness, mulishness, obduracy, obdurateness, obstinacy, obstinateness, peevishness, pertinaciousness, pertinacity, perversity, pigheadedness, self-will, stubbornness, tenaciousness, tenacity
- A week of obedience training cured the dog of its defiance of its owners.
- The protesters stood their ground, sure of their cause and full of defiance.
acidity, biliousness, captiousness, crankiness, crossness, disagreeableness, fractiousness, fretfulness, grouchiness, grumpiness, huffiness, irascibility, irascibleness, irritability, irritableness, orneriness, peevishness, pettishness, petulance, querulousness, rudeness, surliness, testiness, waspishness
chip on one's shoulder
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