Republicans could flout their own resentments and true believers.
It was a big story—indicating that Israel was continuing to flout international law to prevent Hezbollah from getting weapons.
He chose the country and let Alice flout contemporary morals, carousing and smoking in public.
In practice it might be necessary to flout them, to tease them, even to snub them––on rare occasions.
Beneath the car of this Juggernaut we must flout our judgments and crush our affections.
I love not the Christians, nor any who flout the gods and their worship—that thou knowest well.
I know not what the world is coming to, when young maids may flout their elders.
Yet these same restrictions are what the novice most resents, or at any rate is inclined to flout.
Niagara, however, might flout them if it pleased; they could do without Niagara.
They voted for the bill of July last, and that was a bill passed expressly to save the Union; but did they not flout at it?
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.