flaunt vs flout : Common Errors in English

About flaunt vs flout

To flaunt is to show off: you flaunt your new necklace by wearing it to work. “Flout” has a more negative connotation; it means to treat with contempt some rule or standard. The cliché is “to flout convention.” Flaunting may be in bad taste because it’s ostentatious, but it is not a violation of standards.

flaunt Meaning(s)

  • (n) the act of displaying something ostentatiously
  • (v) display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously

flout Meaning(s)

  • (v) treat with contemptuous disregard
  • (v) laugh at with contempt and derision

flaunt in News

  1. Kate Upton Wears Skimpy White Bikini, Kisses Costar Nikolaj Coster-Waldau on Set: Pictures

    If you've got it, flaunt it! Kate Upton wasn't shy about showing off her curvy figure while strolling on the sand during a shoot for upcoming flick The Other Woman in New York's the Hamptons on Wednesday, June 12. The Sports Illustrated swimsuit model was all smiles as she pranced around the beach in a tiny white bikini and aviator shades.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: US Weekly

  2. Cara Delevingne Posts Nipple Picture in Wake of Prince Harry Romance Rumors

    If you've got it, flaunt it, right? At least that's what Cara Delevingne seems to be suggesting after posting an Instagram picture of what, one might assume, is her nipple saying...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: E! Online

  3. Paris Gossip: Is Boeing 777X a Paper Airplane? Is A350 an Orphan?

    PARIS (TheStreet) -- The duopoly aircraft makers, both sporting year-to-date stock price gains in the 35% range, will flaunt their latest wide-body offerings and taunt their competitors at the Paris Air Show, which opens Monday. The first flight of the A350 is scheduled for Friday in Toulouse, France, Airbus' headquarters, guaranteeing that the new aircraft and the possibility of an appearance ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: TheStreet.com

flout in News

  • Why Daddy doesn't refer to himself in the third person

    What's with the Mommies and Daddies who refer to themselves in the third person? This Daddy – 10 weeks into his first child – doesn't think parenting is so unusually tough that it justifies flouting social norms.
    on July 5, 2013 Source: The Christian Science Monitor

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