[ dih-fahy-uhnt-lee ]

  1. with daring or bold resistance to authority: In a fearless display, protesters chanted defiantly at police: "Come and shoot us with your tear gas!"

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Origin of defiantly


Other words from defiantly

  • half-de·fi·ant·ly, adverb
  • non·de·fi·ant·ly, adverb
  • o·ver·de·fi·ant·ly, adverb
  • qua·si-de·fi·ant·ly, adverb
  • un·de·fi·ant·ly, adverb

Words Nearby defiantly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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