flout flout  /f ˈlaʊt/


  1. (v) treat with contemptuous disregard
  2. (v) laugh at with contempt and derision



  1. In the military there is a heavy price to pay for flouting orders.
  2. Local satraps flout mining rules with impunity and wreck havoc on a fragile environment.
  3. The intrepid young women dared to flout the dress code imposed by the University authorities.


  • 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


  1. "The rebels and government continue to openly flout UNSC (United Nations Security Council) resolutions through attacks on civilians," Brown said in a statement.
    on Aug 31, 2006 By: Gordon Brown Source: Leading The Charge

  2. "We came to say that the state of Israel is a Jewish state. We came in a show of loyalty and to say whoever is loyal, welcome. But people who flout the law should get out of here," said Itamar Ben-Gvir, a Jewish ultranationalist who helped lead...
    on Mar 24, 2009 By: Itamar Ben-Gvir Source: Washington Post

  3. This gallery "will be the chance for all French and foreign visitors to the Louvre to see that Islam is progress, science, refinement, modernity, and that fanaticism in the name of Islam is to flout Islam," Sarkozy said.
    on Jul 16, 2008 By: Nicolas Sarkozy Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

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