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defiant Explained

defiant at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


defiant at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj [Date: 1500-1600; Language: French; Origin: defiant, present participle of defier; DEFY]// clearly refusing to do what someone tells you to do// --Mark smashed a fist on the desk in a defiant gesture.// -- defiantly adv //

défiant at French => English Of Explained:


defiant at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

68 Moby Thesaurus words for "defiant":
aggressive, antagonistic, arrogant, audacious, belligerent,
beyond control, bold, brash, brassy, brazen, breachy, bumptious,
challenging, cheeky, cocky, contemptuous, contumacious, daring,
defying, derisive, disdainful, disobedient, disregardful,
fractious, greatly daring, gutsy, headstrong, hostile,
impatient of control, impertinent, impudent, incorrigible,
indocile, indomitable, insolent, insubordinate, insuppressible,
intractable, irrepressible, mutinous, obstinate, obstreperous,
ornery, out of hand, pert, pugnacious, rebellious, recalcitrant,
refractory, regardless of consequences, resistant, resisting,
restive, saucy, self-willed, shrewish, spunky, stubborn,
unbiddable, uncontrollable, ungovernable, unmalleable,
unmanageable, unmoldable, unruly, unsubmissive, unyielding, wild

defiant at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Threat): threatening, menacing, ominous, defiant.

defiant at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

openly refusing to obey sb/sth, sometimes in an aggressive way:
a defiant teenager * The terrorists sent a defiant message to the government.
defiantly adverb

Defiant at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Defiant \De*fi"ant\, a. [Cf. F. d['e]fiant, p. pr. of d['e]fier.
See {Defy}.]
Full of defiance; bold; insolent; as, a defiant spirit or

In attitude stern and defiant. --Longfellow.
-- {De*fi"ant*ly}, adv. -- {De*fi"ant*ness}, n.

defiant at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj : boldly resisting authority or an opposing force; "brought up
to be aggressive and defiant"; "a defiant attitude"
[syn: {noncompliant}] [ant: {compliant}]

defiant at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: etyl » fr Inter: term » défiant|lang=fr, from the verb Inter: term » défier|lang=fr


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /dɪ'faɪ(j)ənt/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /dɪˈfaɪənt/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /dI"faI@nt/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-defiant.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » aɪənt


    Inter: en-ad » j

  • Defying.
    1. Boldly resisting opposition.


      * dareful


      Inter: trans-top » defying

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|непокорен, Inter: t- » bg|неподчиняващ се
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|trodsig
  • Finnish: uhmakas, uhitteleva

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|desafiador|m
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|trotsig

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » boldly resisting opposition
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|предизвикателен
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|trotzig

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|oposição|f Inter: t- » pt|corajosa
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|utmanande

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    External links

    * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3
    • Inter: R:Century 191 » 1


      * fainted

    Translation: cy » defiant
    Translation: et » defiant
    Translation: fa » defiant
    Translation: kn » defiant
    Translation: hu » defiant
    Translation: ml » defiant
    Translation: my » defiant
    Translation: ja » defiant
    Translation: pl » defiant
    Translation: fi » defiant
    Translation: sv » defiant
    Translation: ta » defiant
    Translation: vi » defiant
    Translation: zh » defiant

    défiant at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » defiant



    Inter: etyl » fro|fr (and Middle French) Inter: term » desfiant|lang=fro


    Inter: head » fr|present participle
  • Inter: present participle of » défier|lang=fr|sort=defiant


    Inter: fr-adj » sort=defiant

  • mistrustful

  • Translation: fr » défiant
    Translation: li » défiant
    Translation: ru » défiant
    Translation: vi » défiant