- deficient number,
- deficit financing,
- deficit spending,
Origin of defier
Examples from the Web for defier
For every one knew that Hilary Grendon, the prime mover, the defier of the Mercutians, had escaped.Slaves of Mercury|Nat Schachner
As I looked, I said to myself over and over, "Is it possible this is a slayer of men, an eluder and defier of the law?"Mothering on Perilous|Lucy S. Furman
It would be a mistake, however, to think of Theodore only as a controversalist and defier of the civil authority.Byzantine Churches in Constantinople|Alexander Van Millingen
Another order, and the guard of armed fighting men formed in a circle about the defier of their god.
When a defier of the gods, like Ajax the son of Oileus, appears, the world approves him and loves him.