defiant defiant  /dɪ ˈfaɪ ənt/


  • (adj) boldly resisting authority or an opposing force


  1. The defiant monks of Burma became an online sensation.
  2. defiant hangings even as commonwealth ministers were meeting, the military regime executed nine dissidents.
  3. Somoza subdues a city, but the dictator's days may be numbered For five fearful and defiant days, the city of Matagalpa had stood proud: a rebellious stronghold.


  1. Turkish police crack down on revival of protests

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish riot police on Sunday sprayed tear gas and water cannons at demonstrators who remained defiant after authorities evicted activists from an Istanbul park, making clear they are taking a hardline against attempts to rekindle protests that have shaken the country.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Amid Gitmo strike, ex-detainee tells of force-feed

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — For more than three months, the U.S. military has faced off with defiant prisoners on a hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay, strapping down as many as 44 each day to feed them a liquid nutrient mix through a nasal tube to prevent them from starving to death.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Israel's PM gives defiant speech at Auschwitz

    In a defiant speech from the place that symbolizes the suffering of Jews during World War II, Israel's prime minister warned on Thursday that the Jewish state will do everything to prevent another Holocaust and to defend itself against any threat.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Fox News


  1. "The NRA will work to ensure this constitutional victory is not transformed into a practical defeat by activist judges, defiant city councils, or cynical politicians who seek to pervert, reverse, or nullify the Supreme Court's McDonald decision...
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Wayne LaPierre Source: CBS News

  2. Iran's leaders "continue to be defiant as to the demands of the free world," Bush said. "My view is that we need to strengthen our sanction regime."
    on May 24, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Guardian Unlimited

  3. "Sir, what a magnificent spectacle of retributive justice is witnessed here today," Nye said. "In the place of that proud, defiant man, who marched out to trample under foot the Constitution and the laws of the country he had sworn to...
    on Sep 26, 2008 By: James W. Nye Source: The Miami Herald

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