Flout meaning

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To openly disregard, as by rejecting, defying, or ignoring.
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To ignore or disregard (a rule or convention, for example) in an open or defiant way.

Flout a law; behavior that flouted convention.

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(archaic) To express contempt for; mock or jeer at.
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To mock or scoff at; show scorn or contempt for.
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To be scornful; show contempt; jeer; scoff.
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A scornful or contemptuous action or speech; mockery; scoffing; insult.
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Flout is defined as to openly show hatred or disregard toward someone or something.

An example of flout is someone spitting in another's face and walking away.

An example of flout is to refuse to abide by a specific law because you don't agree with the law.

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To express contempt for the rules by word or action.
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To scorn.
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The act by which something is flouted.
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Origin of flout

  • Perhaps from Middle English flouten to play the flute from Old French flauter from flaute flute flute

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Perhaps from Middle English flouten, to play the flute; compare with Dutch fluiten.

    From Wiktionary