characterized by defiance; boldly resistant or challenging:
a defiant attitude.
marked by resistance or bold opposition, as to authority; challenging
adjective 1. lacking some element or characteristic; defective: deficient in taste. 2. insufficient; inadequate: deficient knowledge. noun 3. a person who is deficient, especially one who is mentally defective. adjective 1. lacking some essential; incomplete; defective 2. inadequate in quantity or supply; insufficient deficient de·fi·cient (dĭ-fĭsh’ənt) adj. Lacking an essential quality or element. Inadequate in […]
verb (used with object), defied, defying. 1. to challenge the power of; resist boldly or openly: to defy parental authority. 2. to offer effective resistance to: a fort that defies attack. 3. to challenge (a person) to do something deemed impossible: They defied him to dive off the bridge. 4. Archaic. to challenge to a […]
verb (used with object), defined, defining. 1. to state or set forth the meaning of (a word, phrase, etc.): They disagreed on how to define “liberal.”. 2. to explain or identify the nature or essential qualities of; describe: to define judicial functions. 3. to fix or lay down clearly and definitely; specify distinctly: to define […]
adjective 1. without fixed limits; indefinite in form, extent, or application: undefined authority; undefined feelings of sadness. 2. not given meaning or significance, as by a definition; not defined or explained: an undefined term. adjective 1. not defined or made clear: the job has remained undefined