1. [syn: defiant, noncompliant]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Defiant \De*fi"ant\, a. [Cf. F. d['e]fiant, p. pr. of d['e]fier.
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: boldly resisting authority or an opposing force; "brought
up to be aggressive and defiant"; "a defiant attitude"
[syn: defiant, noncompliant] [ant: compliant]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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