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de·fi·ant

defiant

 
 
pronunciation:
dih faI nt
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part of speech: adjective
definition: 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.
synonyms:
insubordinate
antonyms:
cooperative, submissive
similar words:
contemptuous, contumacious, disobedient, intractable, mutinous, rebel, rebellious, recalcitrant, resistant, revolting, ungovernable
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derivation: defiantly (adv.)