HyperDic: defiant

English > 1 sense of the word defiant:
ADJECTIVEalldefiant, noncompliantboldly resisting authority or an opposing force
defiant > pronunciation
Soundsdihfay'ahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > defiant: 1 sense > adjective 1
Meaningboldly resisting authority or an opposing force.
Examples
  • "brought up to be aggressive and defiant"
  • "a defiant attitude"
Synonymnoncompliant
Narrowerinsubordinate, resistant, resistivedisposed to or engaged in defiance of established authority
obstreperousnoisily and stubbornly defiant
recalcitrantmarked by stubborn resistance / resistance to authority
See alsodisobedientnot obeying or complying with commands of those in authority
insubordinatenot submissive to authority
intractablenot tractable
unmanageable, difficultHard to control
unwillingnot disposed or inclined toward
Oppositecompliantdisposed or willing to comply
Spanishdesafiante, provocativo, rebelde
Catalandesafiador, desafiant, provocatiu
Nounsdefiancea defiant act
defianceintentionally contemptuous behavior or attitude
defiancea hostile challenge
Adverbsdefiantlyin a rebellious manner
Verbsdefyresist or confront with resistance / resistance

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