1. The act of defying, putting in opposition, or provoking to combat; a challenge; a provocation; a summons to combat. A war without a just defiance made. (Dryden) Stood for her cause, and flung defiance down. (Tennyson)
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... for many things - interestingly, it's also directly linked to behavioural disorders in children and depression/anxiety and oppositional defiance behaviours in adults too. I know that when I have 'attacks', it's not just physical, it's very much an emotional reaction also. Basically, ...
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