Definition of defier in US English:



  • See defy

    • ‘The defiers, or better still the self-defiers, include Lucifer, Don Juan, Prometheus.’
    • ‘No reconstruction contracts or trade benefits have accrued to these defiers of Old Europe and the President needs to show support for his staunchest ally this week.’
    • ‘The slightly built dancer was described as ‘a professional dare devil, machine gun chatterer and blithe defier of the laws of physics’.’
    • ‘Their authority is fundamentally illegitimate to begin with, meaning defiance carries no moral ambiguity, even if the physical consequences for the defier are deadly.’