Definitions

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

Etymologies

French défiant, from the verb défier (Wiktionary)

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