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defiant

adjective de·fi·ant \-ənt\

: refusing to obey something or someone : full of defiance

Full Definition of DEFIANT

:  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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