Thesaurus.com
Thesaurus / defies
FEEDBACK

defies

See definition of defies on Dictionary.com

synonyms for defies

  • confront
  • disregard
  • elude
  • flout
  • ignore
  • mock
  • oppose
  • provoke
  • resist
  • ridicule
  • spurn
  • thwart
  • violate
  • withstand
  • baffle
  • beard
  • brave
  • contemn
  • dare
  • defeat
  • deride
  • despise
  • face
  • foil
  • front
  • gibe
  • insult
  • repel
  • repulse
  • scorn
  • slight
  • stick
  • venture
  • fly in face of
  • hang tough
  • hurl defiance at
  • make my day
  • outdare
  • stick fast
  • take one on
Meet Grammar Coach
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar Coach
Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

antonyms for defies

MOST RELEVANT
  • aid
  • assist
  • flatter
  • help
  • note
  • pay attention
  • praise
  • regard
  • respect
  • abet
  • admire
  • attract
  • commend
  • compliment
  • encourage
  • give up
  • hide
  • like
  • love
  • give in
  • obey
  • surrender
  • yield
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

TRY USING defies

See how your sentence looks with different synonyms.

Characters: 0/140
QUIZ
A Scorpio Quiz That's Full Of Bite
START THE QUIZ

How to use defies in a sentence

Their picturesque pronunciation gives their conversation a piquancy which defies imitation.
FRIEND MAC DONALDMAX O'RELL
The women were dressed in a variety both of shape and colour, which defies all description.
TRAVELS THROUGH THE SOUTH OF FRANCE AND THE INTERIOR OF PROVINCES OF PROVENCE AND LANGUEDOC IN THE YEARS 1807 AND 1808LT-COL. PINKNEY
The remark is truer of commerce, which is a law to p. 256itself, and which defies Acts of Parliament and royal patronage.
EAST ANGLIAJ. EWING RITCHIE
Sex, like all complicated phenomena, defies being crowded into a simple definition.
TABOO AND GENETICSMELVIN MOSES KNIGHT, IVA LOWTHER PETERS, AND PHYLLIS MARY BLANCHARD
He appended a theory, which has its germ of truth, but defies definition, and is easily twisted to save a special argument.
THE LIFE OF MAZZINIBOLTON KING
It is his first duty to deliver his message with a plainness that defies misunderstanding.
EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE SECOND EPISTLE TO THE CORINTHIANSJAMES DENNEY
That means not only an escape from laziness and apathy, but eagerness is the only thing in the world that defies fatigue.
BILL'S SCHOOL AND MINEWILLIAM SUDDARDS FRANKLIN
I never saw any one who so well defies the power of time and vice to disfigure.
COURT BEAUTIES OF OLD WHITEHALLW. R. H. TROWBRIDGE
A girl who loves one man purely has about her an amulet which defies the advances of the profligate.
NIGHT AND MORNING, COMPLETEEDWARD BULWER-LYTTON
In this bag the Nascopi thrusts his legs, draws his knees up to his chin, and defies both wind and snow.
THE ETHNOLOGY OF THE BRITISH COLONIES AND DEPENDENCIESROBERT GORDON LATHAM
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
Choose the synonym for future
capacitor