Definitions for defiantdɪˈfaɪ ənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

de•fi•antdɪˈfaɪ ənt(adj.)

  1. showing defiance; bold.

Origin of defiant:

1830–40; < F défiant, OF, prp. of defier to defy ; see -ant


Princeton's WordNet

  1. defiant, noncompliant(adj)

    boldly resisting authority or an opposing force

    "brought up to be aggressive and defiant"; "a defiant attitude"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. defiant(adjective)ɪˈfaɪ ənt

    showing you do not care about rules or expectations

    the guerrillas' defiant words; a defiant gesture; "We will not go!" they shouted defiantly.


  1. defiant(Adjective)


  2. defiant(Adjective)

    Boldly resisting opposition.

  3. Origin: défiant, from the verb défier

Webster Dictionary

  1. Defiant(adj)

    full of defiance; bold; insolent; as, a defiant spirit or act


  1. Defiant

    "Defiant" is the 55th episode of the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the ninth episode of the third season.

Anagrams of defiant

  1. fainted

Translations for defiant

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


hostile; showing or feeling defiance

a defiant attitude.

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