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defiant Line breaks: de|fi¦ant
Pronunciation: /dɪˈfʌɪənt/

Definition of defiant in English:


Showing defiance: a defiant gesture
More example sentences
  • Croydon continued to press but the Oxted defence remained in a defiant mood.
  • It was a last defiant gesture of a man awarded medals for serving his country in Malaya.
  • There is a defiant resistance under way all over the world, and we would do well to join it.
intransigent, resistant, obstinate, uncooperative, non-compliant, recalcitrant, confrontational, challenging;
informal feisty, spoiling for a fight
British informal stroppy, bolshie
North American informal scrappy
archaic or Law  contumacious

Words that rhyme with defiant

affiant, Bryant, client, compliant, giant, pliant, reliant
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