Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 1/12/14 Flout

Flout (verb, noun)
flout [flout]


verb (used with object)
1. to treat with disdain, scorn, or contempt; scoff at; mock: to flout the rules of propriety.

verb (used without object)
2. to show disdain, scorn, or contempt; scoff, mock, or gibe (often followed by at...).

noun
3. a disdainful, scornful, or contemptuous remark or act; insult; gibe.

Can be confused: flaunt

Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English flouten to play the flute; compare Dutch fluiten to play the flute, jeer

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