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Definition 1: boldly resisting authority or an opposing force - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where defiant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • brought up to be aggressive and defiant
  • a defiant attitude

Synonyms for defiant in the sense of this definition

(defiant is similar to ...) disposed to or engaged in defiance of established authority

(defiant is similar to ...) noisily and stubbornly defiant

"obstreperous boys"

(defiant is similar to ...) marked by stubborn resistance to authority

"the University suspended the most recalcitrant demonstrators"

(means also ...) hard to control

"a difficult child" "an unmanageable situation"

(means also ...) not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority

"disobedient children"

(means also ...) not submissive to authority

"a history of insubordinate behavior" "insubordinate boys"

(means also ...) not tractable; difficult to manage or mold

"an intractable disposition" "intractable pain" "the most intractable issue of our era" "intractable metal"

(means also ...) not disposed or inclined toward

"an unwilling assistant" "unwilling to face facts"

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