EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FLOUT

Beneath the car of this Juggernaut we must flout our judgments and crush our affections.

I know not what the world is coming to, when young maids may flout their elders.

Niagara, however, might flout them if it pleased; they could do without Niagara.

Bessie did not pout or flout when neither Levi nor her father appeared to receive her.

The Gentiles, who are neither proud nor intellectual, spit upon him and flout him.

He was not free simply to flout 278 the legacy and toss it angrily aside.

We flout the businessman, but without him there would be no poets.

Nay,” she said, “it is not we that flout him, but these Papistical knaves which do flout us for his sake.

Mayhap she'll cry a bit, or flout the duke, or laugh at his ways.

Theres a reality you didnt see at all in your haste to flout convention.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, perhaps a special use of Middle English flowten "to play the flute" (cf. Middle Dutch fluyten "to play the flute," also "to jeer"). Related: Flouted; flouting.

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