Defiantly
Defiant De*fi"ant, a. [Cf. F. d['e]fiant, p. pr. of d['e]fier. See {Defy}.] Full of defiance; bold; insolent; as, a defiant spirit or act. [1913 Webster]

In attitude stern and defiant. --Longfellow. -- {De*fi"ant*ly}, adv. -- {De*fi"ant*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • defiantly — de·fi·ant·ly …   English syllables

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