boldly resisting authority or an opposing force
"brought up to be aggressive and defiant"; "a defiant attitude"
Boldly resisting opposition.
Origin: défiant, from the verb défier
full of defiance; bold; insolent; as, a defiant spirit or act
Origin: [Cf. F. dfiant, p. pr. of dfier. See Defy.]
"Defiant" is the 55th episode of the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the ninth episode of the third season.
The numerical value of defiant in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of defiant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It was clearly a defiant, but civil demonstration.
This new building can be seen as a defiant reaction to the arrival of others moving into a space Roche has dominated for the last 15 years.
I think (Tsipras) was a little defiant and arrogant and he overplayed his hand, it could still blow up. There's still nervousness in the market.
She was diagnosed in first grade after there were some difficulties in the classroom, but there were other components to it -- there was oppositional defiant disorder, there were some [autism] spectrum-like behaviors, and difficulty later on socializing with other children.
Not only the studying and writing of history but also the honoring of it both represent affirmations of a certain defiant faith-a desperate, unreasoning faith, if you will-but faith nevertheless in the endurance of this threatened world-faith in the total essentiality of historical continuity.
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