Thesaurus / defies
other words for defies
- fly in face of
- hang tough
- hurl defiance at
- make my day
- stick fast
- take one on
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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.
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.
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It is his first duty to deliver his message with a plainness that defies misunderstanding.
That means not only an escape from laziness and apathy, but eagerness is the only thing in the world that defies fatigue.
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I never saw any one who so well defies the power of time and vice to disfigure.
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A girl who loves one man purely has about her an amulet which defies the advances of the profligate.
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In this bag the Nascopi thrusts his legs, draws his knees up to his chin, and defies both wind and snow.
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