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He defied the atheism of communism and the empty religious practices of Putinism.

After all, a significant majority defied the White House to vote against the bill.

The answers include poor planning, budgetary procedures that defied economic logic, and at least one bone-headed accounting error.

For months, first term Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan has managed to cling to slim lead that has defied national factors.

In Diyarbakır, a PKK stronghold, protestors defied orders to remain indoors.

Cowardice prompted him to remain silent, and something which defied silence prompted him at last to talk.

You have defied the power of Holy Church as you have defied the power of our sovereign lady, and justice is upon you.

The chief peril was that in which Sir Hugh was placed, now that he had openly defied the doctor.

Prothero's case defied all rule and precedent, and Brodrick was not prepared with a judgment of his own.

I defied them all; they laid wait for me, attacked me all together, and killed my horse, yet I wounded three of them.


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On this page you'll find 63 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to defied, such as: resist, spurn, thwart, violate, withstand, and confront.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.