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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. not willing to accept criticism or disapproval: The prime minister was in defiant mood in the House of Commons.
defiantly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
A group of prisoners stood on the roof, defiantly waving banners.
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