defiantly

adverb
de·​fi·​ant·​ly | \ di-ˈfī-ənt-lē How to pronounce defiantly (audio) , dē- \

Definition of defiantly

: in a defiant manner : in a way that is full of or shows a disposition to challenge, resist, or fight She spoke out defiantly against the proposed law. As his empire crumbled amid the … scandal, he defiantly refused a graceful exit.— Jonathan Alter Though restrained, the women do not lack independence, and they wag their tongues as defiantly as ever.— Jason Farago

First Known Use of defiantly

1847, in the meaning defined above

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“Defiantly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/defiantly. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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