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defiant

adjective uk   /dɪˈfaɪ.ənt/ us  
proudly refusing to obey authority: a defiant attitude/gesture The protesters blocking the entrance to the offices remained defiant this morning.DisobedientObeying and breaking the lawObedient and compliantBad and wrong behaviourOpposing and against not willing to accept criticism or disapproval: The prime minister was in defiant mood in the House of Commons.Opposing and against
defiantly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
A group of prisoners stood on the roof, defiantly waving banners.Opposing and againstDisobedientObeying and breaking the lawObedient and compliantBad and wrong behaviour
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