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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb flout:


Flout (to treat scornfully) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Barron's absolutely essential words for the GRE, which includes 300 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

Definition of the verb flout

What does flout mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: flouted | flouting | flouts

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

Alternative definition of the verb flout


  1. To express contempt for the rules by word or action.
  2. To scorn.

Definition of the verb flout for high school students

    to disregard or disobey openly
    • example: I flouted the school's dress code by wearing a tie-dyed tank top and a pair of cut-off jeans.

The verb flout is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for flout

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Google previewThe Careful Writer (1995)

by Theodore M. Bernstein

Flout means to scoff at or treat with contempt. First...

Google previewThe Physics of Traffic (2004)

Empirical Freeway Pattern Features, Engineering Applications, and Theory by Boris S. Kerner

The latter cannot exceed flout' the flow rate flout is the maximum flow rate in the ...

Google previewA Writer's Handbook - Third Edition (2011)

Developing Writing Skills for University Students by Leslie E. Casson

flaunt / flout Flaunt is a verb meaning “to show off” or “to display ostentatiously.” Flout is a verb meaning “to disregard” “ ” or to scorn. hopefully Consider the meaning ...

Google previewHomemade (2011)

The Heart and Science of Handcrafts by Carol Endler Sterbenz

Grout float A grout flout is a flat, rectangular metal plate with an attached handle. It is used to smooth grout evenly over the mosaic, filling in the spaces between the tesserae. A squeegee can perform the same function. • Grout Grout comes in ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation (2016)

by David Crystal

sp flourishing" flout / -s ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage (2001)

by Bryan A. Garner

flaunt; flout. Confusion of these terms is distressingly common. Flout means "to contravene or disregard; to treat with contempt." Flaunt means "to show off or parade (something) in an ostentatious manner," but is often ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis].

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

Byron, FLOUT, v.a., v. n. &«.*.> Dutch fluytcn ...

Google previewA General Pronouncing and Explanatory Dictionary of the English Language (1804)

For the Use of Schools, Foreigners, &c. on the Plan of Mr. Sheridan by Stephen Jones

To FLOUT, ( flout') v. a. to ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose


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Quotes about flout

Knowingly we deceive,
Flout rules, justify slips
And desert milking cows.
Is the knowing any use?

(04.03.2011) (Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar)
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Scrabble value of F4L1O1U1T1

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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