Definitions for: Flout


[v] treat with contemptuous disregard; "flout the rules"
[v] laugh or scoff at; "The crowd jeered at the speaker"



Webster (1913) Definition: Flout, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Flouted; p. pr. & vb. n.
Flouting.] [OD. fluyten to play the flute, to jeer, D.
fluiten, fr. fluit, fr. French. See Flute.]
To mock or insult; to treat with contempt.

Phillida flouts me. --Walton.

Three gaudy standards flout the pale blue sky. --Byron.


Flout, v. i.
To practice mocking; to behave with contempt; to sneer; to
fleer; -- often with at.

Fleer and gibe, and laugh and flout. --Swift.


Flout, n.
A mock; an insult.

Who put your beauty to this flout and scorn.
--Tennyson.

Synonyms: barrack, gibe, jeer, scoff

See Also: bait, brush aside, brush off, cod, discount, dismiss, disregard, ignore, push aside, rag, rally, razz, ride, tantalise, tantalize, taunt, tease, twit

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