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Meaning of FLOUT

Pronunciation:  flawt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  treat with contemptuous disregard; "flout the rules"
  2. [v]  laugh or scoff at; "The crowd jeered at the speaker"

FLOUT is a 5 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: barrack, gibe, jeer, scoff
 See Also: bait, brush aside, brush off, cod, discount, dismiss, disregard, ignore, push aside, rag, rally, razz, ride, tantalise, tantalize, taunt, tease, twit



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
          Phillida flouts me.                      --Walton.
          Three gaudy standards flout the pale blue sky. --Byron.
  2. \Flout\, v. i.
    To practice mocking; to behave with contempt; to sneer; to
    fleer; -- often with at.
          Fleer and gibe, and laugh and flout.     --Swift.
  3. \Flout\, n.
    A mock; an insult.
          Who put your beauty to this flout and scorn.
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