Simple Definition of defiant
: refusing to obey something or someone : full of defiance
Examples of defiant in a sentence
He's taken a defiant stand on the issue.
<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
DEFIANT Defined for Kids
Definition of defiant for Students
: showing a willingness to resist <… the boy had not run but stood still and defiant … — William H. Armstrong, Sounder>
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