treat with contemptuous disregard
"flout the rules"
jeer, scoff, flout, barrack, gibe(verb)
laugh at with contempt and derision
"The crowd jeered at the speaker"
To express contempt for the rules by word or action.
Origin: Perhaps from flouten, to play the flute.
to mock or insult; to treat with contempt
to practice mocking; to behave with contempt; to sneer; to fleer; -- often with at
a mock; an insult
Origin: [OD. fluyten to play the flute, to jeer, D. fluiten, fr. fluit, fr. French. See Flute.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
The numerical value of flout in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of flout in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of flout in a Sentence
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.
If he continues to obstruct Congress and flout the law, Donald Trump will leave Congress in my view with no choice but to initiate impeachment proceedings.
If he continues to obstruct Congress and flout the law, Donald Trump will leave Congress in my view with no choice but to initiate impeachment proceedings, that would be a tragedy, but a tragedy of his own making.
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.
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.
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- надсмивам се, подигравам сеBulgarian
- verspotten, missachten, beleidigenGerman
- pitää pilkkanaan, uhmata, halveksiaFinnish
- minachten, bespottenDutch
- gardzić, zlekceważyćPolish
- escarnecer, desrespeitar, ridicularizarPortuguese
- насмехаться, глумиться, пренебрегатьRussian
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