Meaning of “defiant” in the English Dictionary

"defiant" in British English

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uk /dɪˈfaɪ.ənt/ us /dɪˈfaɪ.ənt/

not willing to accept criticism or disapproval:

The CEO was in a defiant mood as she entered the boardroom.
adverb uk /dɪˈfaɪ.ə us /dɪˈfaɪ.ə

A group of prisoners stood on the roof, defiantly waving banners.

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