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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (challenging)
a. insolente (person)
The defiant employees were suspended for a week.Los empleados insolentes fueron suspendidos una semana.
b. rebelde (person)
The defiant protesters were put in handcuffs and taken into custody.Esposaron y detuvieron a los manifestantes rebeldes.
c. desafiante
"I don't want to go to bed!" shouted Juan Carlos with a defiant tone."¡No me quiero ir a la cama!" gritó Juan Carlos con un tono desafiante.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (look, gesture, remark)
a. desafiante
2. (person)
a. insolente
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defiant [dɪˈfaɪənt]
(insolent) [+person] atrevido; insolente
his stares made her blush at first, /then she became defiant/ Bill became very well-known right away because /he was defiant, aggressive/, very businesslike but very assured
(challenging) [+tone, stare] desafiante; retador;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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oppositional defiant disorder
el trastorno de oposición desafiante
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