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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

Full Definition of defiant

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

de·fi·ant·ly adverb

Examples of defiant

  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



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