flout

Part of speech: verb

To scoff at; jeer.

Part of speech: noun

A gibe; scoff.

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Usage examples "flout":

  1. From the concert- platform she still seemed to discount, almost to flout, the years, but in secret she yielded unmistakably to their pressure. - "The Blood Red Dawn", Charles Caldwell Dobie.
  2. Epizootias and epidemics would not thus flout us as they do; the cholera would no longer be an enigma, nor the ox typhus so incurable. - "On the cattle plague: or, Contagious typhus in horned cattle. Its history, origin, description, and treatment", Honoré Bourguignon.
  3. London generally falls into the arms of those who flout her; and Mariette, with his militant Catholicism, and his contempt for our governing ideals, became the fashion. - "Lady Merton, Colonist", Mrs. Humphry Ward.