- The definition of defiant is someone or something that resists behaving or conforming to what is asked or expected.
An example of defiant is someone who is told to do something and immediately does the opposite.
A child acting defiant.
defiant definition by Webster's New World
Origin: French défiant, present participle of défier
- defiantly adverb
defiant definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- de·fiˈant·ly adverb