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defiant

[dih-fahy-uh nt] /dɪˈfaɪ ənt/
adjective
1.
characterized by defiance; boldly resistant or challenging:
a defiant attitude.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < French défiant, Old French, present participle of defier to defy; see -ant
Related forms
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
Synonyms
insubordinate, contumacious, refractory, recalcitrant, rebellious, insolent; daring.
Antonyms
obedient.
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Word Origin and History for quasidefiant

defiant

adj.

1837, from French défiant, present participle of défier (see defy). Related: Defiantly.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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