de·​fi·​er | \ di-ˈfī(-ə)r How to pronounce defier (audio) \

Definition of defier

: one that defies a defier of convention

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Recent Examples on the Web Critics see a reckless defier of laws and norms who must be held to account. Chicago Tribune, Twin Cities, "Other voices: House Democrats run the impeachment inquiry, but millions of Americans will decide Trump’s fate," 17 Nov. 2019 Belichick is the league’s most prominent convention-defier; Schwartz is a veteran myth-buster. Michael Rosenberg,, "Jim Schwartz Is Trying to Follow Bill Belichick’s Path, but Now He Has to Outsmart Him in Super Bowl 52," 2 Feb. 2018 The Ordinary's Granactive Retinoid* 2% Emulsion ($9.80) is a retinoid active, part of the family of age-defiers that helps reduce wrinkles. Macaela Mackenzie, Allure, "Kim Kardashian West Reveals Her Skin-Care Routine, Including The Ordinary's Retinoid Serum," 26 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of defier

1584, in the meaning defined above

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“Defier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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