defiantly

adverb de·fi·ant·ly \ di-ˈfī-ənt-lē , dē- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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


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