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flout

flout

 
 
pronunciation:
flaUt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: flouted, flouting, flouts
definition: to show scorn or contempt for, esp. by openly or deliberately disobeying.
He flouted authority while at school and no one was surprised when he was expelled.The poet flouted the rules of writing by using unorthodox punctuation and no capital letters.
synonyms:
mock, spurn
antonyms:
revere
similar words:
defy, deride, disdain, fleer, fly in the face of, insult, refuse, scorn, sneer
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to be mocking or scornful (often fol. by at).
synonyms:
mock, spurn
similar words:
fleer, scoff, scorn, sneer
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part of speech: noun
definition: a contemptuous act or remark; act of mockery.
derivations: floutingly (adv.), flouter (n.)