Definition of 'defiant'
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He also posted the defiant message :'Just to let you all know what time it is! The Sun (2016)But last night the defiant couple said they are already planning to wed. The Sun (2012)She went and was in a defiant mood. The Sun (2013)The pack were seen fighting for her flesh as she remained stoic and defiant to the end. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He could not be contacted yesterday but left a defiant message on his website. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He remained defiant after being released yesterday. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But the message is defiant and surely sympathetic. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But it was the last defiant act of a season that has brought equal amounts of joy and despair. The Sun (2013)Many held placards bearing defiant messages. The Sun (2015) Last night his defiant stand plunged his party into bitter in-fighting. The Sun (2013)We remain strong, defiant and resolved. The Sun (2013)Meanwhile, he remains defiant of his illness. Times, Sunday Times (2012)One by one the men step forward and deliver angry, defiant messages. Times, Sunday Times (2009)His overall tone remains defiant, tinged by a frustration that one drunken night out became a matter of such significance. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But he was defiant yesterday. The Sun (2012)THE husband of a Bataclan victim has sent a defiant message to her attackers. The Sun (2015)In a typically defiant speech last night the 47-year-old leader said that her movement had made a big leap on to the benches of regional power. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The 74-year-old senator's campaign appears braced for a setback but remains defiant. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Despite her ordeal she sent a defiant message to The Times via her husband. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The scene has been set for a battle of wills between the tribunal and its most prominent defendant, who last night issued a further defiant message. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Iran's leaders remain outwardly defiant over the sanctions that have been imposed to curb the country's disputed nuclear programme. Times, Sunday Times (2012)For a few minutes the garrison held firm, but it was clear that the men were making a last, defiant stand. A Model Victory (2005)
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Translations for 'defiant'
British English: defiant ADJECTIVE
If you say that someone is defiant, you mean they show aggression or independence by refusing to obey someone.
The players are in defiant mood as they prepare for tomorrow's game.
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