Defiant synonyms

dĭ-fī'ənt
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Requiring or exhibiting courage or daring:
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Willing to comply with the commands, orders, or instructions of those in authority.
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Capable of, offering, or showing resistance. Often used in combination:
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Not submissive to authority:
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The definition of recalcitrant is having behavior that is difficult to deal with and being uncooperative with authority.
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Requiring the full application of one's abilities, attention, or resources:
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Of, relating to, or characteristic of a rebel or rebellion:
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Contending or acting against; as, antagonistic forces.
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Not restrained by a sense of shame or propriety; rudely bold; brazen
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Showing or having the impulse to be combative.
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(Law) Willfully disobedient to the summons or orders of a court.
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(Archaic, literary) Rudely contemptuous; showing contumely; insolent or disdainful.
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Boldly disrespectful in speech or behavior; impertinent; impudent
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Unwilling to submit; not submissive, disobedient
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Turbulent and uncontrollable:
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Resistant to heat; hard to melt or work
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Bold courage; daring
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The definition of a challenge is an act of rebellion against someone or something.
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The act of confronting or challenging another, especially face-to-face
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The act of defying; open, bold resistance to authority or opposition
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An act or instance of this
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Impudent language, conduct or behavior.
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(Chess) A position in which the player on the move must yield with his king allowing his opponent to advance with his own king.
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The quality of being refractory.
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To defy; dare
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To overcome or put an end to, especially by force or strong opposition:
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To come face to face with, especially with defiance or hostility:
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To defy or challenge (someone to do something)
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To defy is defined as to work against or resist something.
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(Intransitive) To refuse to obey.
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To pay no attention or heed to; ignore:
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To adorn the front of; to put on the front.
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The definition of impugn is to question the truthfulness or validity of a statement.
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To infringe; violate.
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To be or act in contention or conflict with:
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To call forth; evoke
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To turn down (an applicant, as for a job); refuse to accept.
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To reject the truth or validity of something; to deny.
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To withstand; oppose; fend off; stand firm against; withstand the action of
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To rebel, particularly against authority.
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To cause to rise:
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Test is defined as to participate in or administer an exam or evaluation.
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To disregard or act in a manner that does not conform to (a law or promise, for example).
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Having or showing a tendency to submit without resistance; docile; yielding
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The definition of tractable is someone or something easy to manage, control or handle.
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disobedient, disregardful
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disobedient, disregardful
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Resting satisfied or submissive; disposed tacitly to submit; assentive; as, an acquiescent policy.
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Full of or characterized by respect; showing deference or dutiful regard
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The definition of noncompliant is someone or something that doesn't conform to an accepted model or accepted standards.
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Willing to comply; yielding; bending; pliant; submissive; willing to do what someone wants.
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To try to overcome; struggle against or contend with
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