Definition of defiantly in US English:



  • In a manner that shows open resistance or bold disobedience.

    ‘he defiantly refused to accept any government money’
    ‘folding her arms, she stood defiantly’
    • ‘He defiantly asserted that weapons provided beauty to man.’
    • ‘But regional assembly backers reacted defiantly to the millionaire's plans.’
    • ‘The revolutionaries marched defiantly towards the heart of the city.’
    • ‘He has defiantly defended his record at the company, which generates more than a fifth of the UK's electricity.’
    • ‘The country responded defiantly to US sanctions over anti-gay legislation.’
    • ‘He would not stop his comments and chose to openly and defiantly declare that nobody will silence him.’
    • ‘Few Americans know that nearly two hundred years ago their flag flew proudly and defiantly over part of the town of Hastings in England.’
    • ‘But the country's president defiantly insists the nuclear program is going ahead full steam.’
    • ‘Suddenly, Blake found himself surrounded by a bunch of buffalo hunters defiantly waving their Winchester rifles.’
    • ‘She defiantly vowed to fight on until August's party convention.’