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flout (v.)

"treat with disdain or contempt" (transitive), 1550s, intransitive sense "mock, jeer, scoff" is from 1570s; of uncertain origin; perhaps a special use of Middle English flowten "to play the flute" (compare Middle Dutch fluyten "to play the flute," also "to jeer"). Related: Flouted; flouting.

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Definitions of flout

flout (v.)
treat with contemptuous disregard;
flout the rules
Synonyms: scoff
flout (v.)
laugh at with contempt and derision;
Synonyms: jeer / scoff / barrack / gibe
From wordnet.princeton.edu