Flout v. t. [imp. & p. p. Flouted; p. pr. & vb. n. Flouting.] To mock or insult; to treat with contempt.
Phillida flouts me. --Walton.
Three gaudy standards flout the pale blue sky. --Byron.
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.
Flout, n. A mock; an insult.
Who put your beauty to this flout and scorn. --Tennyson.
v 1: treat with contemptuous disregard; "flout the rules" [syn: scoff]
2: laugh at with contempt and derision; "The crowd jeered at
the speaker" [syn: jeer, scoff, barrack, gibe]