Flout

  • 21flout — [[t]fla͟ʊt[/t]] flouts, flouting, flouted VERB If you flout something such as a law, an order, or an accepted way of behaving, you deliberately do not obey it or follow it. [V n] ...illegal campers who persist in flouting the law... [V n]… …

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  • 22flout — [flaʊt] verb 1》 openly disregard (a rule, law, or convention). 2》 archaic mock; scoff. Origin C16: perh. from Du. fluiten whistle, play the flute, hiss (in derision) . Usage On the confusion of flout with flaunt, see flaunt …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 23flout — verb (T) to deliberately disobey a law, rule etc: Countries that flout the agreement will have sanctions imposed on them …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 24flout — verb countless retailers flout the law by selling cigarettes to children Syn: defy, refuse to obey, disobey, break, violate, fail to comply with, fail to observe, contravene, infringe, breach, commit a breach of, transgress against; ignore,… …

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  • 25flout — I. verb Etymology: probably from Middle English flouten to play the flute, from floute flute Date: 1551 transitive verb to treat with contemptuous disregard ; scorn < flouting the rules > intransitive verb to indulge in scornful behavior Synonyms …

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  • 26flout — verb /flaʊt/ a) To express contempt for the rules by word or action. They flouted the conventions and were asked to leave. b) To scorn …

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  • 27flout — Synonyms and related words: Parthian shot, abase, affront, aspersion, atrocity, back answer, barrack, belittle, blaspheme, break, break the law, brickbat, call names, care naught for, caustic remark, chaff, comeback, contemn, contempt, contravene …

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  • 28flout — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. mock, scoff (at). See contempt, disrespect. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. mock, scoff at, spurn; see ridicule , scorn 2 , sneer . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. jeer, scoff, mock, scorn, ridicule, jeer&#8230; …

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  • 29flout — flaÊŠt v. show scorn, show disdain for; mock …

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  • 30flout — I. v. a. Insult, mock, jeer, gibe, fleer, deride, taunt, chaff, scoff at, sneer at, treat with contempt. II. v. n. Sneer, jeer, gibe, scoff, fleer, fling, be contemptuous. III. n. Insult, mocking, mockery, mock, sneer, jeer, gibe, fling, scoffing …

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  • 31flout — v 1. disdain, contemn, scorn, misprize, spurn, scout; disparage, discredit, denounce, decry, vilipend, depreciate, minimize; ridicule, mock, deride, jeer, scoff, laugh in or up one s sleeve at, sneer; burlesque, lampoon, satirize; taunt, fleer,&#8230; …

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  • 32flout — verb Syn: defy, refuse to obey, disobey, break, violate, fail to comply with, fail to observe, contravene, infringe, breach, commit a breach of, transgress against, ignore, disregard; informal cock a snook at Ant: observe …

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  • 33flout — [flaʊt] verb [T] to deliberately refuse to obey a rule or custom …

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  • 34flout — v. & n. v. 1 tr. express contempt for (the law, rules, etc.) by word or action; mock; insult (flouted convention by shaving her head). Usage: Often confused with flaunt. 2 intr. (often foll. by at) mock or scoff at. n. a flouting speech or act.&#8230; …

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  • 35flout´ing|ly — flout «flowt», verb, noun. –v.t. to treat with contempt or scorn; mock; scoff at: »The foolish boy flouted his mother s advice. SYNONYM(S): taunt. –v.i. to show contempt or scorn; mock; scoff: »Ah, you may flout and turn up your faces (Robert&#8230; …

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  • 36flaunt, flout — These words are often used interchangeably, but they have distinct meanings. Flaunt means to show off, to make a boastful display. Flout means to scoff at, to scorn. Say: This prisoner has continued to flout (not flaunt) the law. The cook&#8230; …

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  • 37flaunt, flout —    The confusion over these two is so widespread that many dictionaries have granted them legitimacy as synonyms. To flaunt means to display ostentatiously, to show off. To flout means to treat with contempt, to disregard in a smug manner. I&#8230; …

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  • 38flaunt, flout —    The confusion over these two is so widespread that many dictionaries have granted them legitimacy as synonyms. To flaunt means to display ostentatiously, to show off. To flout means to treat with contempt, to disregard in a smug manner. I&#8230; …

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  • 39flaunt / flout —    To flaunt means to show off : Maud Lynn Dresser likes to flaunt her jewels at parties.    To flout means to show scorn or contempt for : Larry flouts the speed limit in every state when it suits his schedule …

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  • 40flaunt / flout —    To flaunt means to show off : Maud Lynn Dresser likes to flaunt her jewels at parties.    To flout means to show scorn or contempt for : Larry flouts the speed limit in every state when it suits his schedule …

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