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synonyms for defiant

  • aggressive
  • audacious
  • bold
  • challenging
  • contumacious
  • daring
  • gutsy
  • insolent
  • insubmissive
  • insubordinate
  • mutinous
  • obstinate
  • provocative
  • rebellious
  • recalcitrant
  • reckless
  • refractory
  • resistant
  • resistive
  • sassy
  • truculent
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antonyms for defiant

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  • acquiescent
  • obedient
  • respectful
  • submissive
  • submitting
  • subordinating
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How to use defiant in a sentence

Following the announcement by James, Cuomo remained defiant as he faced potentially grave legal consequences.
ANDREW CUOMO IS DEFIANT, BUT HE COULD FACE SERIOUS LEGAL CONSEQUENCESBARBARA MCQUADEAUGUST 4, 2021TIME
Tracks like the defiant “Stronger” and the hip-shaking “Overprotected,” meanwhile, showed off her inner strength, presaging her recent courage in speaking out against her current situation.
BRITNEY SPEARS’ POP LEGACY GOES WAY BEYOND HER MUSICMAURA JOHNSTONJULY 21, 2021TIME
Even as world leaders turned their attention to ransomware and threatened action, REvil was defiant—until now.
THE WORLD’S BIGGEST RANSOMWARE GANG JUST DISAPPEARED FROM THE INTERNETPATRICK HOWELL O'NEILLJULY 13, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Prince’s testimony in Congress about the incident drove a national debate about the privatization of war, turning him, at the age of 38, into the defiant face of the modern-day mercenary.
EXCLUSIVE: DOCUMENTS REVEAL ERIK PRINCE'S $10 BILLION PLAN TO MAKE WEAPONS AND CREATE A PRIVATE ARMY IN UKRAINESIMON SHUSTER/KYIVJULY 7, 2021TIME
His tone was somewhat aggressive, defiant if you will, at first.
LOCKED UP IN THE LAND OF LIBERTY: PART IYARIEL VALDÉS GONZÁLEZJULY 7, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
Rap in China, however, has been swiftly and rapidly co-opted by the Party, drifting further and further away from the genre’s defiant roots.
CHINA’S RAPPERS ARE WRITING PATRIOTIC RHYMES FOR THE COMMUNIST PARTY’S 100TH BIRTHDAYJANE LIJUNE 22, 2021QUARTZ
Bolsonaro himself has remained defiant, drawing on the unwavering support of his base.
JAIR BOLSONARO IS FACING A POLITICAL RECKONING IN BRAZIL. HOW FAR WILL IT GO?JEN KIRBYJUNE 4, 2021VOX
The cable news anchor encouraged his brother to take a defiant position and not to resign from the governor’s office, the people said.
CHRIS CUOMO TOOK PART IN STRATEGY CALLS ADVISING HIS BROTHER, THE NEW YORK GOVERNOR, ON HOW TO RESPOND TO SEXUAL HARASSMENT ALLEGATIONSJOSH DAWSEY, SARAH ELLISONMAY 21, 2021WASHINGTON POST
According to the Post, the CNN star “encouraged his brother to take a defiant position and not to resign from the governor’s office” amid the burgeoning scandal earlier this year.
CHRIS CUOMO SOMEHOW CLAIMS HE ‘KNOWS WHERE THE LINE IS’ AFTER SCANDAL ERUPTSJUSTIN BARAGONAMAY 21, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
Whatever the answer from the network, Andrew Cuomo has certainly chosen the defiant route.
NOW CNN’S CHRIS CUOMO HAS A FULL-BLOWN SCANDAL ON HIS HANDSERIK WEMPLEMAY 20, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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WORDS RELATED TO DEFIANT

  • assuming
  • bantam
  • bold
  • brash
  • brassy
  • brazen
  • cheeky
  • defiant
  • disrespectful
  • forward
  • impertinent
  • impudent
  • insolent
  • nervy
  • rude
  • saucy
  • shameless
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