Flout

  • 33flout — 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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  • 34flout — [flaʊt] verb [T] to deliberately refuse to obey a rule or custom …

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  • 35flout — 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.… …

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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… …

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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… …

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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… …

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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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  • 41flouter — flout·er …

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  • 42Flouted — Flout Flout, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Flouted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Flouting}.] [OD. fluyten to play the flute, to jeer, D. fluiten, fr. fluit, fr. French. See {Flute}.] To mock or insult; to treat with contempt. [1913 Webster] Phillida flouts me.… …

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  • 43Flouting — Flout Flout, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Flouted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Flouting}.] [OD. fluyten to play the flute, to jeer, D. fluiten, fr. fluit, fr. French. See {Flute}.] To mock or insult; to treat with contempt. [1913 Webster] Phillida flouts me.… …

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  • 44floutingly — flout·ing·ly …

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  • 45flaunt — verb he flaunts his young wife as if she were the prize heifer at the county fair Syn: show off, display ostentatiously, make a (great) show of, put on show/display, parade; brag about, crow about, vaunt; informal flash •• flaunt, flout Confusion …

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  • 46Cooperative principle — For the principles governing the functioning of cooperatives, see Rochdale Principles. In social science generally and linguistics specifically, the cooperative principle describes how people interact with one another. As phrased by Paul Grice,… …

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  • 47Interactional sociolinguistics — is concerned with how speakers signal and interpret meaning in social interaction. The term and the perspective are grounded in the work of John Gumperz (1982a, 1982b) who blended insights and tools from anthropology, linguistics, pragmatics, and …

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  • 48flaunt — flaunter, n. flauntingly, adv. /flawnt/, v.i. 1. to parade or display oneself conspicuously, defiantly, or boldly. 2. to wave conspicuously in the air. v.t. 3. to parade or display ostentatiously: to flaunt one s wealth. 4. to ignore or treat… …

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