A scornful or contemptuous action or speech; mockery; scoffing; insult.
Webster's New World
The act by which something is flouted.
Origin of Flout
Perhaps from Middle English floutento play the flutefrom Old French flauterfromflautefluteflute
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Perhaps from Middle English flouten, to play the flute; compare with Dutch fluiten.
Flout Sentence Examples
We will make businesses which flagrantly flout the rules criminally liable for the consequences.
As the Danes soon afterwards took possession of Schleswig again, thePrussians once more drove them back, but, in view of the threatening attitude of the powers, Frederick William summoned up courage to flout the opinion of the German parliament, and on the 26th of August, without the central government being consulted, an armistice of seven months was agreed upon at Malmoe.
The problems are well understood, yet each year member states openly flout EU rules.