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What is the opposite of defiance?

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Opposite of open resistance to authority or opposition
(nonaggression) Opposite of violent or hostile behavior
(nonaggression) Opposite of violent or hostile behavior
Opposite of the action of denying a claim or accusation
Opposite of the quality or state of being brash or impudent
Opposite of the use of force or violence to oppose someone or something
“He suggested other NATO states could individually or as an alliance provide military support to help the country.”
Opposite of resistance or dissent expressed in action
Opposite of the holding or expression of opinions at variance with those commonly or officially held
“While there was harmony among the various denominations in the lowcountry, in the backcountry, Woodmason found sectarian rivalry rampant.”
Opposite of an opposition or mutiny
“The surrender of the protestors was instigated through the use of strong-arm tactics employed by the government.”
Opposite of shameless boldness or confidence
“He hung back continually and became a man with timidity.”
Opposite of the act or state of non-compliance with a rule or law
“Confusion and congestion on streets and highways are reduced by the observance of traffic laws.”
Opposite of posturing with a tendency to offend others
“The friendliness of his demeanor made him a pleasure to work with.”
Opposite of the refusal to accept or comply with something
“The acceptance of this privately drafted law by the Oireachtas would amount to a wholesale abdication of its legislative function.”
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