What does the word defiant mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Characterized by defiance.

Usage examples for 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 by Ethel M. Dell
  2. Tom threw back his head with a defiant gesture. – Tom Tufton's Travels by Evelyn Everett-Green
  3. The last Robert Audley saw of her was that bright defiant smile. – Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon