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Flout (third-person singular simple present flouts, present participle flouting, simple past and past participle flouted)

  1. To express contempt for the rules by word or action.
  2. To scorn.
    "They flouted the conventions and were asked to leave."


Adjectives for Flout

wounding; brash; resounding.

Synonyms for Flout

scorn, disdain, spurn, jeer, mock, insult, ridicule, despise, sneer.

Antonyms for Flout

revere, praise, esteem, respect.


Parthian shot, abase, affront, aspersion, atrocity, back answer, barrack, belittle, blaspheme, break, break the law, brickbat, call names, care naught for, caustic remark, chaff, comeback, contemn, contempt, contravene, contumely, crack, cut, cut at, cutting remark, decry, defy, degrade, denigrate, denounce, deprecate, depreciate, deride, despise, despite, dig, dig at, disdain, dishonor, disobey, disoblige, disparage, disregard, do violence to, dump, dump on, enormity, fleer, fleer at, flouting, foolery, gibe, gibe at, gibing retort, gird, give offense to, go counter to, guy, hold in derision, humiliate, humiliation, hurl a brickbat, ignore, indignity, infringe, injury, insult, jab, jab at, jape, jeer, jeer at, jeering, jest, jibe at, knock, laugh at, laugh to scorn, leg-pull, minimize, misprize, mock, mockery, not conform, not heed, not keep, not listen, not mind, not observe, offend, offense, outrage, parting shot, pooh, pooh-pooh, put down, put-down, put-on, quip, rag, rail at, rally, rank out, refuse to cooperate, repudiate, revile, ridicule, rude reproach, scoff, scoff at, scorn, scout, scurrility, set at defiance, set at naught, set naught by, short answer, slam, slap, slap at, slight, slight over, sneer, sneer at, spurn, swipe, taunt, trample on, trample underfoot, trample upon, transgress, treat with contempt, treat with indignity, trespass, twit, uncomplimentary remark, verbal thrust, violate


  • IPA: /flaʊt/, SAMPA: /flaUt/
    Rhymes: -aʊt


Perhaps from Middle English flouten, to play the flute.


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