- Word Combinations (adjective)
|part of speech:
||characterized by a bold disregard or contempt for authority or opposition; refusing to obey.
Upon hearing of the new regulations, the defiant workers went on strike.His defiant behavior toward the guards resulted in severe punishment.Defiant writers published their works outside their country.
- cooperative, submissive
- similar words:
- contemptuous, contumacious, disobedient, intractable, mutinous, rebel, rebellious, recalcitrant, resistant, revolting, ungovernable
||antisocial, bold, brazen, lawless