What is the opposite of acquiescence?

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Opposite of the acceptance of, or agreeing to, something without protest
Opposite of permission for something to happen or an agreement to do something
Opposite of the action of surrendering to an opponent or powerful influence
Opposite of authorization or consent
“The prohibition on smoking within the premises still stands.”
Opposite of the quality of being complaisant, amiable or agreeable
Opposite of the action or process of appeasing, conciliating, or preserving the peace
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.”
Opposite of a belief which is accepted with unthinking conventional reverence
Opposite of a compliance with a rule, decision or command
“The regulatory body has reprimanded him for his incessant defiance of the rules.”
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.”
Opposite of a position of agreement or confirmation
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