flout

Synonyms and related words:
Parthian shot, abase, affront, aspersion, atrocity, back answer, barrack, belittle, blaspheme, break, break the law, brickbat, call names, care naught for, caustic remark, chaff, comeback, contemn, contempt, contravene, contumely, crack, cut, cut at, cutting remark, decry, defy, degrade, denigrate, denounce, deprecate, depreciate, deride, despise, despite, dig, dig at, disdain, dishonor, disobey, disoblige, disparage, disregard, do violence to, dump, dump on, enormity, fleer, fleer at, flouting, foolery, gibe, gibe at, gibing retort, gird, give offense to, go counter to, guy, hold in derision, humiliate, humiliation, hurl a brickbat, ignore, indignity, infringe, injury, insult, jab, jab at, jape, jeer, jeer at, jeering, jest, jibe at, knock, laugh at, laugh to scorn, leg-pull, minimize, misprize, mock, mockery, not conform, not heed, not keep, not listen, not mind, not observe, offend, offense, outrage, parting shot, pooh, pooh-pooh, put down, put-down, put-on, quip, rag, rail at, rally, rank out, refuse to cooperate, repudiate, revile, ridicule, rude reproach, scoff, scoff at, scorn, scout, scurrility, set at defiance, set at naught, set naught by, short answer, slam, slap, slap at, slight, slight over, sneer, sneer at, spurn, swipe, taunt, trample on, trample underfoot, trample upon, transgress, treat with contempt, treat with indignity, trespass, twit, uncomplimentary remark, verbal thrust, violate

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • flout´er — flout «flowt», verb, noun. –v.t. to treat with contempt or scorn; mock; scoff at: »The foolish boy flouted his mother s advice. SYNONYM(S): taunt. –v.i. to show contempt or scorn; mock; scoff: »Ah, you may flout and turn up your faces (Robert… …   Useful english dictionary

  • flout — [flaut] v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Probably from flout to play the flute (14 16 centuries)] to deliberately disobey a law, rule etc, without trying to hide what you are doing ▪ Some companies flout the rules and employ children as young as… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Flout — Flout, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Flouted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Flouting}.] [OD. fluyten to play the flute, to jeer, D. fluiten, fr. fluit, fr. French. See {Flute}.] To mock or insult; to treat with contempt. [1913 Webster] Phillida flouts me. Walton.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flout — Flout, v. i. To practice mocking; to behave with contempt; to sneer; to fleer; often with at. [1913 Webster] Fleer and gibe, and laugh and flout. Swift. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flout — Flout, n. A mock; an insult. [1913 Webster] Who put your beauty to this flout and scorn. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flout — flout·er; flout·ing·ly; flout; …   English syllables

  • flout — [ flaut ] verb transitive to deliberately refuse to obey a rule or custom: Skateboarders know they will be prosecuted if they flout the law …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • flout — ► VERB 1) openly disregard (a rule, law, or convention). 2) archaic mock; scoff. USAGE On the confusion of flout and flaunt, see the note at FLAUNT(Cf. ↑flaunt). ORIGIN perhaps from Dutch fluiten whistle, play the flut …   English terms dictionary

  • flout — [flout] vt. [prob. special use of ME flouten, to play the flute, hence, whistle (at)] 1. to mock or scoff at; show scorn or contempt for 2. to openly disregard, as by rejecting, defying, or ignoring vi. to be scornful; show contempt; jeer; scoff… …   English World dictionary

  • flout — I verb affront, be contemptuous of, be disrespectful, be scornful, care nothing for, cavillari, contemn, defy, deride, despise, disdain, disregard, esteem slightly, feel contempt for, fleer, gibe, hold in contempt, hold in derision, hold in… …   Law dictionary

  • flout — 1550s, perhaps a special use of M.E. flowten to play the flute (Cf. M.Du. fluyten to play the flute, also to jeer ). Related: Flouted; flouting …   Etymology dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.