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flout

 (flout)
tr.v. flout·ed, flout·ing, flouts
1. To ignore or disregard (a rule or convention, for example) in an open or defiant way: flout a law; behavior that flouted convention. See Usage Note at flaunt.
2. Archaic To express contempt for; mock or jeer at.

[Perhaps from Middle English flouten, to play the flute, from Old French flauter, from flaute, flute; see flute.]

flout′er n.
flout′ing·ly adv.

flout

(flaʊt)
vb
(when: intr, usually foll by at) to show contempt (for); scoff or jeer (at)
[C16: perhaps from Middle English flouten to play the flute, from Old French flauter compare Dutch fluiten; see flute]
ˈflouter n
ˈfloutingly adv
Usage: See at flaunt

flout

(flaʊt)

v.t.
1. to treat with disdain or scorn; scoff at: to flout the rules.
v.i.
2. to show disdain or scorn; scoff, mock, or gibe.
n.
3. a disdainful or scornful remark or act; insult; gibe.
[1350–1400; Middle English: to play the flute; compare Dutch fluiten to play the flute, jeer]
flout′er, n.
flout′ing•ly, adv.
usage: See flaunt.

flout

, flaunt - Flout means "defy, ignore" and flaunt means "show off."
See also related terms for ignore.

flout


Past participle: flouted
Gerund: flouting

Imperative
flout
flout
Present
I flout
you flout
he/she/it flouts
we flout
you flout
they flout
Preterite
I flouted
you flouted
he/she/it flouted
we flouted
you flouted
they flouted
Present Continuous
I am flouting
you are flouting
he/she/it is flouting
we are flouting
you are flouting
they are flouting
Present Perfect
I have flouted
you have flouted
he/she/it has flouted
we have flouted
you have flouted
they have flouted
Past Continuous
I was flouting
you were flouting
he/she/it was flouting
we were flouting
you were flouting
they were flouting
Past Perfect
I had flouted
you had flouted
he/she/it had flouted
we had flouted
you had flouted
they had flouted
Future
I will flout
you will flout
he/she/it will flout
we will flout
you will flout
they will flout
Future Perfect
I will have flouted
you will have flouted
he/she/it will have flouted
we will have flouted
you will have flouted
they will have flouted
Future Continuous
I will be flouting
you will be flouting
he/she/it will be flouting
we will be flouting
you will be flouting
they will be flouting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been flouting
you have been flouting
he/she/it has been flouting
we have been flouting
you have been flouting
they have been flouting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been flouting
you will have been flouting
he/she/it will have been flouting
we will have been flouting
you will have been flouting
they will have been flouting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been flouting
you had been flouting
he/she/it had been flouting
we had been flouting
you had been flouting
they had been flouting
Conditional
I would flout
you would flout
he/she/it would flout
we would flout
you would flout
they would flout
Past Conditional
I would have flouted
you would have flouted
he/she/it would have flouted
we would have flouted
you would have flouted
they would have flouted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.flout - treat with contemptuous disregard; "flout the rules"
brush aside, brush off, discount, dismiss, disregard, ignore, push aside - bar from attention or consideration; "She dismissed his advances"
2.flout - laugh at with contempt and derisionflout - laugh at with contempt and derision; "The crowd jeered at the speaker"
bait, tantalise, tantalize, taunt, razz, twit, tease, cod, rag, rally, ride - harass with persistent criticism or carping; "The children teased the new teacher"; "Don't ride me so hard over my failure"; "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie"

flout

verb defy, scorn, spurn, scoff at, outrage, insult, mock, scout (archaic), ridicule, taunt, deride, sneer at, jeer at, take the piss out of (taboo slang), laugh in the face of, show contempt for, gibe at, treat with disdain illegal campers who persist in flouting the law
mind, value, note, regard, respect, attend, honour, esteem, heed, revere, pay attention to see flaunt

flout

verb
To refuse or fail to obey:
Idiom: pay no attention to.
Translations
يَسْتَخِف ب، يَسْتَهْزِء، يرفُض أن يُطيع
opovrhovatpřehlížet
lade hånt omtrodse
virîa aî vettugi
nepaisyti
neievērotneņemt vērā
znižovať
hiçe saymak

flout

[flaʊt] VT (= ignore) → no prestar atención a, ignorar; (= mock) → burlarse de; [+ law] → incumplir

flout

[ˈflaʊt] vt [+ law, regulations] → se moquer de, faire fi de

flout

vtsich hinwegsetzen über (+acc), → missachten; convention, societypfeifen auf (+acc)

flout

[flaʊt] vt (order) → contravvenire a; (advice) → ignorare deliberatamente; (conventions, society) → sfidare

flout

(flaut) verb
to refuse to respect or obey. He flouted the headmaster's authority.
References in classic literature ?
Birds is rare choosers an' a robin can flout a body worse than a man.
What a poor fellow I must be to let you mock and flout me as you have done
Urge me not to sing, Emerencia, for thou knowest that ever since this stranger entered the castle and my eyes beheld him, I cannot sing but only weep; besides my lady is a light rather than a heavy sleeper, and I would not for all the wealth of the world that she found us here; and even if she were asleep and did not waken, my singing would be in vain, if this strange AEneas, who has come into my neighbourhood to flout me, sleeps on and wakens not to hear it.
I knew two noblemen, of the west part of England, whereof the one was given to scoff, but kept ever royal cheer in his house; the other would ask, of those that had been at the other's table, Tell truly, was there never a flout or dry blow given?
It was one of the misguided Medora's many peculiarities to flout the unalterable rules that regulated American mourning, and when she stepped from the steamer her family were scandalised to see that the crape veil she wore for her own brother was seven inches shorter than those of her sisters-in-law, while little Ellen was in crimson merino and amber beads, like a gipsy foundling.
Moors and Jews sometimes place themselves under the protection of the foreign consuls, and then they can flout their riches in the Emperor's face with impunity.
Thus we settle it in our cool libraries, that all the agents with which we deal are subalterns, which we can well afford to let pass, and life will be simpler when we live at the centre and flout the surfaces.
Did she not flout the great jeddak, heaping abuse upon him?
All that is dearest to the bourgeoisie I will flout.
I know not what the world is coming to, when young maids may flout their elders.
With this sin of disobedience in him, Jonah still further flouts at God, by seeking to flee from Him.
My landlady flouts me, and I enjoy the respect of noone; my arrears and debts are terrible; and in the office, though never have I found the place exactly a paradise, noone has a single word to say to me.