Part of speech: adjective

Characterized by defiance.

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Usage examples "defiant":

  1. This made her reckless at first, even defiant; but she found he could master her defiance, and that frightened her. - "The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories", Ethel M. Dell.
  2. Tom threw back his head with a defiant gesture. - "Tom Tufton's Travels", Evelyn Everett-Green.
  3. The last Robert Audley saw of her was that bright defiant smile. - "Lady Audley's Secret", Mary Elizabeth Braddon.