half-defiant

defiant

[dih-fahy-uhnt]
adjective
characterized by defiance; boldly resistant or challenging: a defiant attitude.

Origin:
1830–40; < French défiant, Old French, present participle of defier to defy; see -ant

defiantly, adverb
defiantness, noun
half-defiant, adjective
half-defiantly, adverb
nondefiant, adjective
nondefiantly, adverb
nondefiantness, noun
overdefiant, adjective
overdefiantly, adverb
overdefiantness, noun
quasi-defiant, adjective
quasi-defiantly, adverb
undefiant, adjective
undefiantly, adverb


insubordinate, contumacious, refractory, recalcitrant, rebellious, insolent; daring.


obedient.
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defiant (dɪˈfaɪənt)
 
adj
marked by resistance or bold opposition, as to authority; challenging
 
defiantly
 
adv

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defiant
1837, from Fr. défiant, from O.Fr. desfiant, prp. of desfier (see defy). Related: Defiantly (1859).
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