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defiant

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adjective de·fi·ant \-ənt\

Simple Definition of defiant

  • : refusing to obey something or someone : full of defiance

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of defiant

  1. :  full of or showing defiance :  bold, impudent <defiant rebels> <a defiant refusal>

defiantly adverb

Examples of defiant in a sentence

  1. He's taken a defiant stand on the issue.

  2. <the defiant puppy refused to let go of the football>



Origin of defiant

Middle French, from Old French, present participle of defier to defy


First Known Use: 1583

Rhymes with defiant


DEFIANT Defined for Kids

defiant

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adjective de·fi·ant \di-ˈfī-ənt\

Definition of defiant for Students

  1. :  showing a willingness to resist <… the boy had not run but stood still and defiant … — William H. Armstrong, Sounder>

defiantly adverb




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