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Monday, November 19, 2007

Definitions for flout

  1. To treat with contempt and disregard; to show contempt for.
  2. To mock, to scoff.
  3. Mockery, scoffing.

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Citations for flout
The thorough training in the fine points of lyric writing that he has received from Hammerstein has made Sondheim highly critical of those lyricists who flout the basic techniques of the craft. , New York Times
Seth and Dorothy were completely mystified by Janis's determination to flout as many social conventions as she could. Alice Echols, Scars of Sweet Paradise
Origin of flout
1350-1400
Flout comes from Middle English flouten, "to play the flute."