defiantly defiantly  /dɪ ˈfaɪ ənt li/

Definition(s):

  • (adv) in a rebellious manner

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Wayne State University is defiantly building a modern campus right in the heart of the city.
  2. The attack killed four al-Qaeda members but not al-Zawahiri, who appeared on videotape two weeks later, taunting President Bush and defiantly proclaiming himself alive.
  3. They see no reason to explain this, and neither does this defiantly noncommittal film.

News

  1. Al-Qaida's Iraq head defies boss over Syria fight

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The leader of al-Qaida's Iraq arm defiantly rejected an order from the terror network's central command to stop claiming control over the organization's Syria affiliate, according to a message purportedly from him that was posted online Saturday.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Defiance toward U.S. help of rebels

    In this government stronghold city, Syrians moved with an air of confidence Friday, defiantly dismissive of how the United States will raise the stakes of the country's bloody two-year civil war by stepping up support to the rebels.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: CNN

  3. Al-Qaida's Iraq head refuses to scrap Syria merger

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The leader of al-Qaida's Iraq arm defiantly rejected an order from the terror network's global command to scrap a merger with the organization's Syria affiliate, according to a message purporting to be from him that was posted online Saturday.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. Asked by a student whether Pakistan was prepared to say it would not use a nuclear weapon first, Zardari said: "Most defiantly, I am against nuclear warfare altogether," he said.
    on Nov 23, 2008 By: Asif Ali Zardari Source: San Jose Mercury News

  2. "I think it's out of ignorance -- and by ignorance I mean lack of knowledge," Weis said. "I don't think he was defiantly trying to get himself into trouble with the law."
    on Aug 20, 2007 By: Charlie Weis Source: SportingNews.com

  3. "I will either see the Provost resign and my hard-earned tenure granted at MIT, or I will die defiantly right outside his office," Sherley wrote in a letter to faculty Dec. 22. "This is the strength of my conviction that racism in American...
    on Jan 31, 2007 By: James Sherley Source: Bizjournals.com

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