flout

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Related to flouts: insulted, utter contempt
  • verb

Synonyms for flout

defy

Synonyms

Synonyms for flout

to refuse or fail to obey

Synonyms for flout

treat with contemptuous disregard

laugh at with contempt and derision

References in classic literature ?
I knew two noblemen, of the west part of England, whereof the one was given to scoff, but kept ever royal cheer in his house; the other would ask, of those that had been at the other's table, Tell truly, was there never a flout or dry blow given?
It was one of the misguided Medora's many peculiarities to flout the unalterable rules that regulated American mourning, and when she stepped from the steamer her family were scandalised to see that the crape veil she wore for her own brother was seven inches shorter than those of her sisters-in-law, while little Ellen was in crimson merino and amber beads, like a gipsy foundling.
Moors and Jews sometimes place themselves under the protection of the foreign consuls, and then they can flout their riches in the Emperor's face with impunity.
Thus we settle it in our cool libraries, that all the agents with which we deal are subalterns, which we can well afford to let pass, and life will be simpler when we live at the centre and flout the surfaces.
Did she not flout the great jeddak, heaping abuse upon him?
The committee said it would impose stiff penalties on violators, including closure if the offence is repeated and a fine of up to Dh100,000 if an entity flouts the decision.
RULE-BREAKER: A motorist flouts the St Mary Street rule and drives down the street in the bus lane; FED-UP: Deli owner Harriett Davies says until the council makes a decision on what it wants they should let people do what they want
What kind of love can it be when one partner flouts the stated wishes of the other?
If Falwell flouts federal law, says AU's Lynn, "we'll be watching and we stand ready to take action.
The earthquake has caused much apprehension in India, with public debate focusing on issues such as insurance and poor quality of building construction that flouts the National Building Code on quake-resistant structures.