Thesaurus

defiant

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of defiant

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about defiant

Time Traveler for defiant

Time Traveler

The first known use of defiant was in 1583

See more words from the same year

Cite this Entry

“Defiant.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/defiant. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on defiant

Dictionary: Definition of defiant

Nglish: Translation of defiant for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of defiant for Arabic Speakers

Comments on defiant

What made you want to look up defiant? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Slippery Words Quiz—Changing with the Times

  • ducreux self portrait yawning
  • What is an earlier meaning of nice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!