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Defiance can describe non-violent resistance, such as protests or speech. SlideRefusing to stand, her sit-in was an act of defiance.
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Defiance often suggests negativity and may portray a person as confrontational. SlideHis constant defiance made him seem uncooperative.
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Defiance can refer to disobedience among people of lower rank towards superiors. SlideThe soldier's defiance to commands led to his demotion.