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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flouter - someone who jeers or mocks or treats something with contempt or calls out in derisionflouter - someone who jeers or mocks or treats something with contempt or calls out in derision
disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
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