What is the opposite of acquiescence?

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Noun
Opposite of the acceptance of, or agreeing to, something without protest
Noun
Opposite of the action of approving something
“Beth immediately began to sob and then described her parents' disapproval of her career choice and calling to the ministry.”
Noun
Opposite of authorization or consent
“The prohibition on smoking within the premises still stands.”
Noun
Opposite of the quality of being complaisant, amiable or agreeable
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Opposite of the action or process of appeasing
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Opposite of the action of surrendering to an opponent or powerful influence
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Opposite of compliance with standards, rules, or laws
“I am trying to think of an example of a contravention of this restraining order that would not turn upon the presence on the premises.”
Noun
Opposite of a belief which is accepted with unthinking conventional reverence
Noun
Opposite of a compliance with a rule, decision or command
“The regulatory body has reprimanded him for his incessant defiance of the rules.”
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Opposite of harmony or accordance in opinion or feeling
“There is a disagreement between us concerning the attitude towards power that we on the opposition party should adopt.”
Noun
Opposite of a position of agreement or confirmation
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