Definition of defiant in English:
Showing defiance: a defiant gesture
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- 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;
aggressive, belligerent, pugnacious, bellicose, combative, ready for a fight, antagonistic, hostile;
obstreperous, truculent, dissenting, argumentative, quarrelsome, contentious, disobedient, insubordinate, subversive, rebellious, mutinous
informal feisty, spoiling for a fight
British informal stroppy, bolshie
North American informal scrappy
archaic or Law contumacious
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