Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
 
Lookup History
defiant

de·fi·ant

defiant

 
 
pronunciation:
dih faI nt
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition: characterized by a bold disregard or contempt for authority or opposition; refusing to obey.
synonyms:
insubordinate
antonyms:
cooperative, submissive
similar words:
contemptuous, contumacious, disobedient, intractable, mutinous, rebel, rebellious, recalcitrant, resistant, revolting, ungovernable
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
derivation: defiantly (adv.)