deft defying means: Pun, or mondegreen to defy death. You should remember that death-defying is an adjective that refers to an act or stunt that could kill you. However, you can escape death. Deficient: Skilled in Movement, Especially of the Hands. Oppose: resist, challenge or refuse to submit. It is clear why the term “deft denying” does not make sense. Literally, the term “deft denying” can be translated to mean someone who is adept at physical resistance or opposition, such as “defying deftly”. The adjective “deft defying” can be hyphenated into an adjective to make it more specific. It could also be used to refer to someone who isn’t skilled or ought to be. (in Community Dictionary, added by Escapology)