What does flout mean?

Definitions for flout

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scoff, flout(verb)

    treat with contemptuous disregard

    "flout the rules"

  2. jeer, scoff, flout, barrack, gibe(verb)

    laugh at with contempt and derision

    "The crowd jeered at the speaker"


  1. flout(Verb)

    To express contempt for the rules by word or action.

  2. flout(Verb)

    To scorn.

  3. Origin: Perhaps from flouten, to play the flute.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flout(verb)

    to mock or insult; to treat with contempt

  2. Flout(verb)

    to practice mocking; to behave with contempt; to sneer; to fleer; -- often with at

  3. Flout(noun)

    a mock; an insult

  4. Origin: [OD. fluyten to play the flute, to jeer, D. fluiten, fr. fluit, fr. French. See Flute.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Flout

    flowt, v.t. and v.i. to jeer, mock, or insult: to treat with contempt.—n. a mock: an insult.—adv. Flout′ingly, with flouting: insultingly.—n. Flout′ing-stock (Shak.), an object for flouting. [Prob. a specialised use of floute, M. E. form of flute, to play on the flute. So with Dut. fluiten.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flout in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flout in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of flout in a Sentence

  1. Edwin Markham:

    He drew a circle that shut me out -- Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout. But Love and I had the wit to win: We drew a circle that took him in.

  2. Mike Pence:

    I really can't comment on the electronic and technical capabilities of our military, what I can say is that it failed. It was one more provocation by a regime that continues to flout the use of -- and it's got to come to an end.

  3. Nancy Pelosi:

    All Americans should be deeply concerned about the White House’s cynical decision to flout the law and attempt to put the ringleader of its dangerous, anti-consumer protection policies in charge of the CFPB, democrats will be firm in defending the rightful appointment of Leandra English as acting director.

  4. Mike Feuer:

    If they’re going to go through this process, it just cannot be the case that others that flout the rules are allowed to function, it’s bad for those who buy from them, it’s bad for the communities in which they’re located, and again, it threatens to undermine the viability of a system that’s predicated on lawful licensing.

  5. Eric Lycan:

    The Rubio campaign convinced one station that his Gang of Eight amnesty bill, which turned a blind eye to sanctuary cities and allowed them to continue to flout the law, is somehow different from actively supporting them, this was a Friday afternoon ploy to keep South Carolina voters from hearing the message about Rubio's disastrous record on border security.

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  • هزءArabic
  • надсмивам се, подигравам сеBulgarian
  • verspotten, missachten, beleidigenGerman
  • sobreponerseSpanish
  • pitää pilkkanaan, uhmata, halveksiaFinnish
  • זבוביםHebrew
  • minachten, bespottenDutch
  • gardzić, zlekceważyćPolish
  • escarnecer, desrespeitar, ridicularizarPortuguese
  • насмехаться, глумиться, пренебрегатьRussian

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