Definition of flout
- Ah, you may flout and turn up your faces
- —Robert Browning
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Despite repeated warnings, they have continued to flout the law.
an able-bodied motorist openly flouting the law and parking in a space reserved for the disabled
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First Known Use: 1551See Words from the same year
: to break or ignore (a law, rule, etc.) without hiding what you are doing or showing fear or shame
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