Meaning of “defiance” in the English Dictionary

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"defiance" in British English

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defiancenoun [ U ]

uk /dɪˈfaɪ.əns/ us /dɪˈfaɪ.əns/

(Definition of “defiance” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"defiance" in American English

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defiancenoun [ U ]

us /dɪˈfɑɪ·əns/

proud and determined opposition against authority or against someone more powerful than you are:

They are continuing to publish their newspaper, in defiance of government attempts to close it down.

(Definition of “defiance” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)