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Cuomo warned the state would withhold funding from any school that remained open in defiance of the shutdown.

If there were ballots that were left behind by the Postal Service in defiance of the court order, they’re going to be found.

Despite prodigious yo-yoing due to scrapes with securities regulators, missed deadlines, and defiance of pandemic-driven health laws, Tesla market capitalization is about $400 billion.

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Those who operate in defiance of the state rules could face fines, possibly the loss of their license.

In 2014, California banned school districts from using willful defiance as a reason to suspend young students in kindergarten through third grade, and from expelling any K-12 student for willful defiance alone.

Or you may not have many—or any—friends, recasting your social exclusion as brave defiance of social norms.

Another 10 slaves threw themselves overboard in a display of defiance at the inhumanity.

In defiance, I held my ticket above my head, which triggered the spitting and chants of “How Dare You!”

She had just shot her arrow at an electric force field, an apparently society-changing act of defiance.

The economy in Aleppo barely exists, and the attitude of those who remain hovers somewhere between defiance and defeat.

Two of the artillerymen who had not been injured came to his assistance, and again the gun was thundering forth its defiance.

Others now rushed to the rescue, the artillery men came back, and once more the guns were thundering their defiance.

It would have been a sort of review—in the face of the city of Dublin, in open defiance of all order and government.

From its strongly fortified position Havana set the buccaneers at defiance, and sometimes saved the whole island from ruin.

Madame had risen hastily, fear and defiance blending in her face, and she had at once commanded mademoiselle's withdrawal.


On this page you'll find 1317 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to defiance, such as: dereliction, infringement, disregard, dissension, indiscipline, and insurrection.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.