from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Marked by defiance; boldly resisting.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Defying.
- adj. Boldly resisting opposition.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Full of defiance; bold; insolent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Characterized by defiance, or bold opposition or antagonism; challenging.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. boldly resisting authority or an opposing force
Moqlah sneered back, his expression defiant despite the pain that Garrovick knew must be racking his body.
A Syria-based satellite television station, which rebel leaders allege received millions of dollars from the former regime, broadcasts audio messages from what it describes as a defiant Col.
Ms. ROSE: He was defiant from the beginning to the end.
One thing that science allows us to predict, is that the irrational will remain defiant, and in denial, right up until the very end.
Instead, she chose to remain defiant and divisive in her words.
I asked Gil to make her expression defiant, not fearful.
Bryant wrapped it up from the line, pumping his fist in defiant delight.
Neville looked around at the others, his expression defiant, as though daring them to laugh, but Harry did not think he'd ever found anything less funny in his life.
But the tyrannies which control our minds remain defiant and largely unsubdued.
These appalling doctrines were presented with such logical clearness, and apparently so established from the Scriptures, that, unable to distinguish between the word of God and the cruel deductions of human logic, she trod both under foot in defiant despair.
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