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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  Phillida  flouts  me  --Walton. 
 
  Three  gaudy  standards  flout  the  pale  blue  sky.  --Byron. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flout  \Flout\,  v.  i. 
  To  practice  mocking;  to  behave  with  contempt;  to  sneer;  to 
  fleer;  --  often  with  at 
 
  Fleer  and  gibe,  and  laugh  and  flout.  --Swift. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flout  \Flout\,  n. 
  A  mock;  an  insult. 
 
  Who  put  your  beauty  to  this  flout  and  scorn. 
  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flout 
  v  1:  treat  with  contemptuous  disregard;  "flout  the  rules"  [syn:  {scoff}] 
  2:  laugh  or  scoff  at  "The  crowd  jeered  at  the  speaker"  [syn: 
  {jeer},  {scoff},  {barrack},  {gibe}] 




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