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What is the opposite of defiance?

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Noun
Opposite of open resistance to authority or opposition
Noun
Opposite of violent or hostile behavior
Noun
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.”
Noun
Opposite of resistance or dissent expressed in action
Noun
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.”
Noun
Opposite of an opposition or mutiny
“The surrender of the protestors was instigated through the use of strong-arm tactics employed by the government.”
Noun
Opposite of shameless boldness or confidence
“He hung back continually and became a man with timidity.”
Noun
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.”
Noun
Opposite of an expression of unwillingness to accept or grant an offer or request
Noun
Opposite of desperate recklessness
Noun
Opposite of impudence
Noun
Opposite of posturing with a tendency to offend others
“The friendliness of his demeanor made him a pleasure to work with.”
Noun
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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