To stop short at (a fence, etc.), without jumping it
To stop the movement or progress of:
To withstand is to be able to successfully cope with something or to be able to resist or remain unaffected by something.
To refuse to cooperate with, submit to, etc.
To say in a derisive manner:
To face or oppose courageously or brazenly, as if grasping by the beard; defy
To consider or reject (doing something) as beneath one's dignity:
To place in front of, or over against; to set opposite; to exhibit.
To cause to appear irrelevant, ineffectual, or impossible:
To jeer is defined as to make fun of in a mean or mocking way.
Ignore is defined as to deliberately disregard, or to avoid noticing.
To cause to have no effect; bring to nothing; counteract; nullify
To face; be opposite to
Flout is defined as to openly show hatred or disregard toward someone or something.
To acknowledge and accept or deal with:
To face with courage
To refuse or fail to obey (an order or rule).
To break (a law, rule, promise, etc.); fail to keep or observe; infringe on
To break a law or commandment; sin
To fail to fulfill; cancel:
To be obedient
(Law) To effectuate a surrender of.
Beaumont and Fletcher:
To express a desire for, especially politely; ask for. Often used with an infinitive or clause:
Find another word for defying. In this page you can discover 27 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for defying, like: refusing, holding, withstanding, daring, resisting, scoffing, bearding, spurning, scorning, opposing and mocking.