Meaning of flout

flout

Pronunciation: (flout), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to treat with disdain, scorn, or contempt; scoff at; mock: to flout the rules of propriety.
—v.i.
  1. to show disdain, scorn, or contempt; scoff, mock, or gibe (often fol. by at).
—n.
  1. a disdainful, scornful, or contemptuous remark or act; insult; gibe.
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