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defiant Explained

defiant at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[dı'faıənt]

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:

defying

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:

adjective
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
act.

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

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

defiant
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:

==English==

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

* 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

    Adjective

    Inter: en-ad » j

  • Defying.
    1. Boldly resisting opposition.

      Synonyms

      * dareful

      Translations

      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

      Anagrams

      * 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

    French

    Etymology

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

    Verb

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

    Adjective

    Inter: fr-adj » sort=defiant

  • mistrustful

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