What does defiant mean?

Definitions for defiant
dɪˈfaɪ əntde·fi·ant

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word defiant.

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.]

Freebase

  1. Defiant

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

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. Lady Gaga:

    As a victim of sexual assault Lady Gaga, I made both the song and the video at a dark time in my life, my intention was to create something extremely defiant and provocative because I was angry and still hadn't processed the trauma that had occurred in my own life.

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Translations for defiant

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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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