Definition of Flout

1. Verb. Treat with contemptuous disregard. "Flout the rules"

Exact synonyms: Scoff
Generic synonyms: Brush Aside, Brush Off, Discount, Dismiss, Disregard, Ignore, Push Aside
Derivative terms: Flouter, Scoff, Scoffer, Scoffing



2. Verb. Laugh at with contempt and derision. "The crowd jeered at the speaker"
Exact synonyms: Barrack, Gibe, Jeer, Scoff
Generic synonyms: Bait, Cod, Rag, Rally, Razz, Ride, Tantalise, Tantalize, Taunt, Tease, Twit
Derivative terms: Flouter, Gibe, Jeer, Jeerer, Jeering, Scoff, Scoffer, Scoffing

Definition of Flout

1. v. t. To mock or insult; to treat with contempt.

2. v. i. To practice mocking; to behave with contempt; to sneer; to fleer; -- often with at.

3. n. A mock; an insult.

Definition of Flout

1. Verb. To express contempt for the rules by word or action. ¹

2. Verb. To scorn. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Flout

1. to treat with contempt [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flout

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flourless
flourlike
flourodeoxyglucose
flours
floury
floury cornea
flouse
floused
flouses
floush
floushed
floushes
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flout (current term)
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floutingly
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flow
flow'r
flow'ret
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flow-volume curve
flow away
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Literary usage of Flout

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1. The Universal Etymological English Dictionary:: Containing an Additional ...by Nathan Bailey by Nathan Bailey (1737)
"... of Guy of * To GIB'BER, to flout, to chatter, ... her erJ Part being bunch'd out, or convex. to jeer, mock, or flout. ..."

2. Heroes and Heroines of Fiction: Modern Prose and Poetry; Famous Characters by William Shepard Walsh (1914)
"... mongering boys That lie and cog and flout, deprave and slander WALTER RALEIGH: Shakespeare. Claudius, King of Denmark, in Shakespeare's tragedy, Hamlet, ..."

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