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dɪˈfaɪ əntde·fi·ant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. defiant, noncompliantadjective

    boldly resisting authority or an opposing force

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

Wiktionary

  1. defiantadjective

    Defying.

    Etymology: défiant, from the verb défier

  2. defiantadjective

    Boldly resisting opposition.

    Etymology: défiant, from the verb défier

Webster Dictionary

  1. Defiantadjective

    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. Kate Andersen:

    There's never been any first lady as stubborn and defiant as Melania Trump.

  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. John Kasich:

    If the governor does eventually plunge into the race, one thing seems guaranteed : He would be, by a large margin, the Republican field's most provocative voice. No, he likely would n’t win, and he might well get the snot kicked out of him. But more than any other underdog flirting with 2016, John Kasich — defiant, outspoken, critical of conservatism from within — could upend the tenor of the primary season. [ Calendar of a candidate - Ohio Gov. John Kasich will be making stops in South Carolina and New Hampshire at the end of the month. Columbus [ Ohio ] Dispatch :.

  4. John Katko:

    And that's before Afghanistan fell, this is a very dangerous situation, and what is most disturbing is that the president was just defiant as hell about his decision – it is clear he didn't listen to his key military advisers – and he did not talk about the biggest implication of his decision, which is an increased threat to the homeland.

  5. 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.

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