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
Recent Examples of defiant from the Web
Nevertheless, when a journalist in the news conference after the Tunisia clash claimed that Panama were the worst side in the tournament, Gómez gave a defiant response.
At the California state Capitol in Sacramento, the law’s sponsors were defiant.
But President Trump has been defiant in the face of criticism, and there appears to be no end in sight for the separation of families at the border.
His defiant response to scandals is informed by his decades as a target of New York tabloid media: When hit with an accusation, deny it — and then hit back harder against the accuser.
With a month to go before the world’s major airlines must comply with Beijing’s order to recognize Taiwan as part of China, U.S. carriers risk flying fewer mainland passengers by staying defiant.
In official statements, China has remained defiant since Trump’s decision earlier this month to levy tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports and push ahead with additional restrictions on foreign investment.
Russell Crowe won awards and acclaim for playing a defiant gladiator and a thick-skinned boxer.
Fugard, who is white, portrayed that role himself in the 1961 premiere in South Africa; a defiant statement in the apartheid era, when a black man and white man had not performed together on stage before.
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Origin and Etymology of defiant
balky, contrary, contumacious, disobedient, froward, incompliant, insubordinate, intractable, obstreperous, rebel, rebellious, recalcitrant, refractory, restive, ungovernable, unruly, untoward, wayward, willful (or wilful);
adamant, adamantine, dogged, hardheaded, headstrong, immovable, implacable, inflexible, mulish, obdurate, obstinate, opinionated, peevish, pertinacious, pigheaded, rigid, self-willed, stubborn, unbending, uncompromising, unrelenting, unyielding;
DEFIANT Defined for English Language Learners
: refusing to obey something or someone : full of defiance
DEFIANT Defined for Kids
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