What does defiant mean?

Definitions for defiant
dɪˈfaɪ əntde·fi·ant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. defiant, noncompliant(adj)

    boldly resisting authority or an opposing force

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

Wiktionary

  1. defiant(Adjective)

    Defying.

  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

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. dfiant, p. pr. of dfier. See Defy.]

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  1. Defiant

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

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How to say defiant in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of defiant in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of defiant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of defiant in a Sentence

  1. Marek Jezowski:

    It was clearly a defiant, but civil demonstration.

  2. Michael Nawrath:

    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.

  3. Kenny Polcari:

    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.

  4. Artavious Coleman:

    One of them actually lunged at one of the officers. He went for a tackle. Thats when I pulled out my phone, they got defiant, aggressive, and the officer had no other choice to defend himself, I think.

  5. Barbara Robles-Ramamurthy:

    It's very normal for your child to start getting a little more moody and defiant, but if you start seeing drastic changes, their academic performance is declining, they're not spending as much time with family or isolating themselves, those are big red flags.

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Translations for defiant

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  • предизвикателен, неподчиняващ се, непокоренBulgarian
  • trodsigDanish
  • trotzigGerman
  • προκλητικόςGreek
  • desafianteSpanish
  • uhmakas, uhittelevaFinnish
  • מתריסHebrew
  • 開き直る, 反抗的Japanese
  • oposição, desafiador, corajosaPortuguese
  • вызывающий, неповинующийся, непокорный, дерзкийRussian
  • trotsig, utmanandeSwedish

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