defiant


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de·fi·ant

 (dĭ-fī′ənt)
adj.
Marked by defiance; boldly resisting.

de·fi′ant·ly adv.

defiant

(dɪˈfaɪənt)
adj
marked by resistance or bold opposition, as to authority; challenging
deˈfiantly adv

de•fi•ant

(dɪˈfaɪ ənt)

adj.
showing defiance; bold.
[1830–40; < French défiant, Old French, present participle of defier to defy; see -ant]
de•fi′ant•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.defiant - boldly resisting authority or an opposing force; "brought up to be aggressive and defiant"; "a defiant attitude"
difficult, unmanageable - hard to control; "a difficult child", "an unmanageable situation"
disobedient - not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority; "disobedient children"
insubordinate - not submissive to authority; "a history of insubordinate behavior"; "insubordinate boys"
intractable - not tractable; difficult to manage or mold; "an intractable disposition"; "intractable pain"; "the most intractable issue of our era"; "intractable metal"
unwilling - not disposed or inclined toward; "an unwilling assistant"; "unwilling to face facts"
compliant - disposed or willing to comply; "children compliant with the parental will"

defiant

defiant

adjective
Marked by defiance:
Translations
مَيّال الى التَّحَدّي أو العِصْيان
vzdornývzdorovitý
trodsig
dacoló
ögrandi
vzdorný
kljubovalenpredrzen
kafa tutanküstah

defiant

[dɪˈfaɪənt] ADJ (= insolent) [person] → atrevido, insolente; (= challenging) [tone, stare] → desafiante, retador

defiant

[dɪˈfaɪənt] adj [person] → rebelle; [message] → provocant(e); [tone] → de défi
to be in defiant mood (= aggressive) → être prêt(e) à relever le défi
to remain defiant (= refuse to capitulate) → relever le défi

defiant

adj child, answertrotzig; (= rebellious)aufsässig; (= challenging) attitudeherausfordernd

defiant

[dɪˈfaɪənt] adj (person) → ribelle; (tone, attitude) → di sfida; (reply) → insolente

defiance

(diˈfaiəns) noun
open disobedience; challenging or opposition. He went in defiance of my orders.
deˈfiant adjective
hostile; showing or feeling defiance. a defiant attitude.
deˈfiantly adverb
References in classic literature ?
Caswall moved to the door leading to the turret stair by which the roof was reached, and spoke in a peremptory way, whose tone alone made her feel defiant.
The blacks were getting more sullen and defiant, and the appearance of the men the previous night on his veranda--one of the gravest of offences on Berande--was ominous.
Her iron-grey hair hung in heavy bands on either side of her face--her dark eyes looked straight forward, with a hard, defiant, implacable stare.
I was sorry for Ginger, but of course I knew very little then, and I thought most likely she made the worst of it; however, I found that as the weeks went on she grew much more gentle and cheerful, and had lost the watchful, defiant look that she used to turn on any strange person who came near her; and one day James said, "I do believe that mare is getting fond of me, she quite whinnied after me this morning when I had been rubbing her forehead.
Bar Comas eyed the defiant and insubordinate chieftain for an instant, his expression one of haughty, fearless contempt and hate, and then without drawing a weapon and without uttering a word he hurled himself at the throat of his defamer.
She blushed for him, grew still angrier at having blushed, and looked at the princess with a bold and defiant expression which said that she was not afraid of anybody.
He looked at her with serious eyes, but she responded with that defiant, half-mirthful, half-desperate look, the meaning of which he could not comprehend.
She was a slender, dark girl, with black, defiant eyes.
A very remarkable wavering between two bearings--between her propitiatory bearing there, and her defiant bearing at Mr Twemlow's--was observable on the part of Mrs Lammle as she said:
And the worthy fellow returned the watch to its fob with a defiant gesture.
No, sir," she said, revealing the red and ivory of her mouth as her eye lit in defiant triumph; "not again, if I know it
No matter how terribly he was beaten, he had always another growl; and when Beauty Smith gave up and withdrew, the defiant growl followed after him, or White Fang sprang at the bars of the cage bellowing his hatred.