1. Conditional antagonism
[Nouns] defiance; daring; dare;
challenge, cartel; threat [more]; war cry, war
[Verbs] defy, dare, beard; brave
(courage) [more]; bid defiance to; set at
defiance, set at naught; hurl defiance at; dance the war dance; snap the
fingers at, laugh to scorn; disobey [more].
show fight, show one's teeth, show a bold front; bluster, look big, stand
akimbo; double the fist, shake the fist; threaten [more].
challenge, call out; throw down the gauntlet, fling down the gauntlet, fling
down the gage, fling down the glove, throw down the glove.
defying;"with arms akimbo".
[Adverbs] in defiance of, in the teeth
of; under one's very nose.
[Interjections] do your worst!
come if you dare! come on! marry come up! hoity toity!
[Phrases] noli me tangere; nemo me