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Wordnet 3.0


1. boldly resisting authority or an opposing force;
- Example: "brought up to be aggressive and defiant"
- Example: "a defiant attitude"
[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. See Defy.] Full of defiance; bold; insolent; as, a defiant spirit or act. [1913 Webster] In attitude stern and defiant. --Longfellow. -- De*fi"ant*ly, adv. -- De*fi"ant*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

defiant 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