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.

    Etymology: défiant, from the verb défier

  2. defiant(Adjective)

    Boldly resisting opposition.

    Etymology: défiant, from the verb défier

Webster Dictionary

  1. Defiant(adj)

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

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

Freebase

  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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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. 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.

  2. Marek Jezowski:

    It was clearly a defiant, but civil demonstration.

  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. French President Emmanuel Macron:

    I hear the defiance of all our partners, I'm not mad, but I know that being defiant and weak... is not a policy, it's a completely inefficient system, there is a second choice, which is to be demanding and restart a strategic dialogue because today we talk less and less, conflicts multiply and we aren't able to resolve them, he added. U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, who spoke immediately after Pompeo, focused his remarks solely on China, accusing Beijing of a.

  5. Jerry Nadler:

    We've heard from a number of other people who have said they will comply if we give them a subpoena -- they want an excuse, they want a friendly subpoena, so-called, there are a couple of people who have been defiant and said they're not going to comply, but that's only a handful.

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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
  • ที่ท้าทายThai
  • meydan okuyanTurkish

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