1 [U] open disobedience or resistance; refusal to give way to authority or opposition; defying 违抗; 反抗; 藐视; 蔑视
*The protesters showed their defiance of the official ban on demonstrations. 抗议者藐视官方的示威禁令.
2 (idm 习语) glare defiance at sb/sth => glare2. in defiance of sb/sth in spite of sb/sth; ignoring sb/sth 不顾某人[某事物]; 无视某人[某事物]
*act in defiance of orders 违抗命令的行动
* She wanted him to stay, but he left in defiance of her wishes. 她要他留下来, 但他并不理会, 还是走了.
behaviour that shows you refuse to do what someone tells you to do, especially because you do not respect them
→defyact/gesture of defiance Running away was an act of defiance against his parents.in defiance (of sth) Many people were drinking in the streets, in flagrant defiance of the ban. Her fists clenched in defiance.
1. His defiance of the law cost him his life. 他藐视法律付出了生命的代价。