Meaning of DEFIANT in English

— defiantly , adv. — defiantness , n.

/di fuy"euhnt/ , adj.

characterized by defiance; boldly resistant or challenging: a defiant attitude.

[ 1830-40; défiant, OF, prp. of defier to DEFY; see -ANT ]

Syn . insubordinate, contumacious, refractory, recalcitrant, rebellious, insolent; daring.

Ant . obedient.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .