To bid defiance, To set at defiance, to defy; to disregard recklessly or contemptuously. Locke.

(De*fi"ant) a. [Cf. F. défiant, p. pr. of défier. See Defy.] Full of defiance; bold; insolent; as, a defiant spirit or act.

In attitude stern and defiant.

De*fi"ant*ly, adv.De*fi"ant*ness, n.

(De*fi"a*to*ry) a. [See Defy.] Bidding or manifesting defiance. [Obs.] Shelford.

(De*fi"bri*nate) v. t. To deprive of fibrin, as fresh blood or lymph by stirring with twigs.

(De*fi`bri*na"tion) n. The act or process of depriving of fibrin.

(De*fi"bri*nize) v. t. To defibrinate.

(De*fi"cience) n. Same as Deficiency.

Thou in thyself art perfect, and in thee
Is no deficience found.

(De*fi"cien*cy) n.; pl. Deficiencies [See Deficient.] The state of being deficient; inadequacy; want; failure; imperfection; shortcoming; defect. "A deficiency of blood." Arbuthnot.

[Marlborough] was so miserably ignorant, that his deficiencies made him the ridicule of his contemporaries.

Deficiency of a curve(Geom.), the amount by which the number of double points on a curve is short of the maximum for curves of the same degree.

(De*fi"cient) a. [L. deficiens, -entis, p. pr. of deficere to be wanting. See Defect.] Wanting, to make up completeness; wanting, as regards a requirement; not sufficient; inadequate; defective; imperfect; incomplete; lacking; as, deficient parts; deficient estate; deficient strength; deficient in judgment.

The style was indeed deficient in ease and variety.

Deficient number. (Arith.) See under Abundant.

De*fi"cient-ly, adv.

Defeudalize to Deflexion

(De*feu"dal*ize) v. t. To deprive of the feudal character or form.

(De*fi"ance) n. [OF. defiance, desfiance, challenge, fr. desfier to challenge, F. défier. See Defy.]

1. The act of defying, putting in opposition, or provoking to combat; a challenge; a provocation; a summons to combat.

A war without a just defiance made.

Stood for her cause, and flung defiance down.

2. A state of opposition; willingness to flight; disposition to resist; contempt of opposition.

He breathed defiance to my ears.

3. A casting aside; renunciation; rejection. [Obs.] "Defiance to thy kindness." Ford.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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