[ UK /dɪfˈa‍ɪ‍əntli/ ]
[ US /dɪˈfaɪəntɫi/ ]
  1. in a rebellious manner
    he rejected her words rebelliously
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How To Use defiantly In A Sentence

  • As he rode along the lanes, his nostrils filled with the heady scent of elderflowers, and the air was alive with stag beetles whose chunky black bodies whirred defiantly through the dusk.
  • The man was never as much of a sucker for a hook as Elton John was, but throughout 'The Soul Cages', Sting defiantly resists hummability as if a mere catchy pop chorus were too frivolous for such weighty content. The Soul Cages
  • Its images tumble, proliferate and cross-hatch; they are extravagant and loopy and defiantly enormous in their ambition, making everything else look petty and piddling.
  • Falling to the ground in a graceful crouch was a slender figure, defiantly feminine.
  • He defiantly skirted the Italian coastline aboard his luxury yacht, taunting the authorities who had steadfastly refused to allow him to set foot in his native country for more than half a century.
  • Its gun-ports were visible even at this distance, and a flag, unidentifiable, waved defiantly atop the mainmast.
  • Such defiantly provocative work, and the uproarious punk music which accompanied it, won him cult status.
  • ‘What a very boring man, obsessed with the first world war,’ he says, all self-mockery, behind his cluttered desk in Private Eye's defiantly unmodernised Soho townhouse.
  • She defiantly speared the last sausage on her plate and began to cut it up when a black, hairy nose appeared in her lap from under the tablecloth.
  • Awash with glittering gold, adorned in yellowy brilliance, the jewellery designers cut a new path, defiantly and creatively.
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