flout


1flout

verb \ˈflat\

: to break or ignore (a law, rule, etc.) without hiding what you are doing or showing fear or shame

Full Definition of FLOUT

transitive verb
:  to treat with contemptuous disregard :  scorn <flouting the rules>
intransitive verb
:  to indulge in scornful behavior
See Usage Discussion at flaunt
flout·er noun

Examples of FLOUT

  1. Despite repeated warnings, they have continued to flout the law.
  2. <an able-bodied motorist openly flouting the law and parking in a space reserved for the disabled>

Origin of FLOUT

probably from Middle English flouten to play the flute, from floute flute
First Known Use: 1551

Related to FLOUT

2flout

noun

Definition of FLOUT

:  jeer

First Known Use of FLOUT

1566

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