flaunt


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flaunt

 (flônt)
v. flaunt·ed, flaunt·ing, flaunts
v.tr.
1. To exhibit ostentatiously or shamelessly: flaunts his trendy clothes; flaunts his knowledge about music. See Synonyms at show.
2. Usage Problem To ignore or disregard (a rule, for example) openly or scornfully.
v.intr.
1. To show oneself off or move in an ostentatious way: "A tortoiseshell butterfly flaunted across the window" (Virginia Woolf).
2. To wave grandly: pennants flaunting in the wind.

[Origin unknown.]

flaunt′er n.
flaunt′ing·ly adv.
Usage Note: Flaunt as a transitive verb means "to exhibit ostentatiously": She flaunted her wealth. To flout is "to show contempt for something by disregarding it": Some people at the reception flouted convention by wearing sneakers. For some time now flaunt has been used in the sense "to show contempt for," even by educated users of English. But this usage is still widely seen as erroneous. In our 2009 survey, 73 percent of the Usage Panel rejected it in the sentence This is just another example of an executive flaunting the rules for personal gain.

flaunt

(flɔːnt)
vb
1. to display (possessions, oneself, etc) ostentatiously; show off
2. to wave or cause to wave freely; flutter
n
the act of flaunting
[C16: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; compare Norwegian dialect flanta to wander about]
ˈflaunter n
ˈflauntingly adv
Usage: Flaunt is sometimes wrongly used where flout is meant: they must be prevented from flouting (not flaunting) the law

flaunt

(flɔnt)

v.t.
1. to parade or display ostentatiously.
2. to ignore or treat with disdain; flout: expelled for flaunting regulations.
v.i.
3. to parade or display oneself conspicuously, defiantly, or boldly.
4. to wave conspicuously in the air.
[1560–70; of obscure orig.; compare Norwegian dial. flanta to show off]
flaunt′er, n.
flaunt′ing•ly, adv.
usage: Usage guides object strongly to flaunt in the sense “to ignore or treat with disdain,” advising that the proper word for this meaning is flout. Though this use of flaunt has appeared in the speech and edited writing of well-educated, literate people, many speakers and writers avoid it.
flout, flaunt - Flout means "defy, ignore" and flaunt means "show off."
See also related terms for ignore.

flaunt


Past participle: flaunted
Gerund: flaunting

Imperative
flaunt
flaunt
Present
I flaunt
you flaunt
he/she/it flaunts
we flaunt
you flaunt
they flaunt
Preterite
I flaunted
you flaunted
he/she/it flaunted
we flaunted
you flaunted
they flaunted
Present Continuous
I am flaunting
you are flaunting
he/she/it is flaunting
we are flaunting
you are flaunting
they are flaunting
Present Perfect
I have flaunted
you have flaunted
he/she/it has flaunted
we have flaunted
you have flaunted
they have flaunted
Past Continuous
I was flaunting
you were flaunting
he/she/it was flaunting
we were flaunting
you were flaunting
they were flaunting
Past Perfect
I had flaunted
you had flaunted
he/she/it had flaunted
we had flaunted
you had flaunted
they had flaunted
Future
I will flaunt
you will flaunt
he/she/it will flaunt
we will flaunt
you will flaunt
they will flaunt
Future Perfect
I will have flaunted
you will have flaunted
he/she/it will have flaunted
we will have flaunted
you will have flaunted
they will have flaunted
Future Continuous
I will be flaunting
you will be flaunting
he/she/it will be flaunting
we will be flaunting
you will be flaunting
they will be flaunting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been flaunting
you have been flaunting
he/she/it has been flaunting
we have been flaunting
you have been flaunting
they have been flaunting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been flaunting
you will have been flaunting
he/she/it will have been flaunting
we will have been flaunting
you will have been flaunting
they will have been flaunting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been flaunting
you had been flaunting
he/she/it had been flaunting
we had been flaunting
you had been flaunting
they had been flaunting
Conditional
I would flaunt
you would flaunt
he/she/it would flaunt
we would flaunt
you would flaunt
they would flaunt
Past Conditional
I would have flaunted
you would have flaunted
he/she/it would have flaunted
we would have flaunted
you would have flaunted
they would have flaunted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flaunt - the act of displaying something ostentatiously; "his behavior was an outrageous flaunt"
display - exhibiting openly in public view; "a display of courage"
Verb1.flaunt - display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously; "he showed off his new sports car"
display, exhibit, expose - to show, make visible or apparent; "The Metropolitan Museum is exhibiting Goya's works this month"; "Why don't you show your nice legs and wear shorter skirts?"; "National leaders will have to display the highest skills of statesmanship"
flex - exhibit the strength of; "The victorious army flexes its invincibility"
splurge - be showy or ostentatious

flaunt

verb show off, display, boast, parade, exhibit, flourish, brandish, vaunt, showboat, make a (great) show of, sport (informal), disport, make an exhibition of, flash about openly flaunting their wealth
Usage: Flaunt is sometimes wrongly used where flout is meant: they must be prevented from flouting (not flaunting) the law.

flaunt

verb
To make a public and usually ostentatious show of:
Translations
يَتَباهى، يـظاهرُ متفاخِرا
chlubit seokázale předvádět
skilte med
flagga; sÿna sig
puikuotis
dižotiesplātīties
pýšiť sa

flaunt

[flɔːnt] VT (pej) [+ wealth, knowledge] → alardear de, hacer alarde de
to flaunt o.spavonearse

flaunt

[ˈflɔːnt] vtfaire étalage de

flaunt

vt wealth, knowledgezur Schau stellen, protzen mit; she flaunted her body in front of himsie stellte ihren Körper vor ihm zur Schau; he flaunted his freedom before herer prahlte vor ihr mit seiner Freiheit; to flaunt oneselfsich groß in Szene setzen

flaunt

[flɔːnt] vt (pej) → sfoggiare, ostentare

flaunt

(floːnt) verb
to show off in order to attract attention to oneself. She flaunted her expensive clothes.
References in classic literature ?
As for the lives of one's neighbours, if one wishes to be a prig or a Puritan, one can flaunt one's moral views about them, but they are not one's concern.
Archer sighing, as if it were not such an enviable thing to be in an age when ladies were beginning to flaunt abroad their Paris dresses as soon as they were out of the Custom House, instead of letting them mellow under lock and key, in the manner of Mrs.
The schooners moored to the quay are trim and neat, the little town along the bay is white and urbane, and the flamboyants, scarlet against the blue sky, flaunt their colour like a cry of passion.
The chief pleasure and necessity of such men, when they encounter anyone who shows animation, is to flaunt their own dreary, persistent activity.
Thou, a De Montfort, the daughter of my sister; who have seen this murderer's accursed mark upon the foreheads of thy kin; thou have seen him flaunt his defiance in the King's, thy uncle's, face, and bend his whole life to preying upon thy people; thou lov'st this monster?
She's sweetly pretty, but I don't think it's nice of you to flaunt her before us middle-aged people.
But deeper down, scornful and defiant, was Life itself, the essential fire of it, whispering that all Daylight's fellows were looking on, that now was the time to pile deed upon deed, to flaunt his strength in the face of strength.
Here the Company were quartered in a scattered mountain hamlet, and Alleyne spent the day looking down upon the swarming army which poured with gleam of spears and flaunt of standards through the narrow pass.
You, who have destroyed the government of the people, and who shamelessly flaunt your scarlet shame in public places, call me anarchist.
Mayflowers, you must know, never flaunt themselves; they must be sought as becomes them, and then they will yield up their treasures to the seeker--clusters of star-white and dawn-pink that have in them the very soul of all the springs that ever were, re- incarnated in something it seems gross to call perfume, so exquisite and spiritual is it.
She did hope it truly, and believed it, but she was afraid it was in the nature of a challenge to Providence to flaunt your happiness too openly.
So corrupt a form of writing as the Restoration comedy could not continue to flaunt itself indefinitely.