Antonyms of adj defiant

1 sense of defiant

Sense 1
defiant (vs. compliant), noncompliant -- (boldly resisting authority or an opposing force; "brought up to be aggressive and defiant"; "a defiant attitude")

compliant (vs. defiant) -- (disposed or willing to comply; "children compliant with the parental will")
        => amenable, conformable -- (disposed or willing to comply; "someone amenable to persuasion")
        => lamblike -- (like a lamb in meekness and gentleness)
        => nonresistant -- (offering no resistance)

Similarity of adj defiant

1 sense of defiant

Sense 1
defiant (vs. compliant), noncompliant -- (boldly resisting authority or an opposing force; "brought up to be aggressive and defiant"; "a defiant attitude")
       => insubordinate, resistant, resistive -- (disposed to or engaged in defiance of established authority)
       => obstreperous -- (noisily and stubbornly defiant; "obstreperous boys")
       => recalcitrant -- (marked by stubborn resistance to authority; "the University suspended the most recalcitrant demonstrators")
          Also See-> disobedient#1; insubordinate#1; intractable#1; unmanageable#2, difficult#2; unwilling#1

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