Flout (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Flouted; p. pr. & vb. n. Flouting.] [OD. fluyten to play the flute, to jeer, D. fluiten, fr. fluit, fr. French. See Flute.]

To mock or insult; to treat with contempt.

Phillida flouts me. Walton.

Three gaudy standarts lout the pale blue sky. Byron.


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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.


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Flout, n.

A mock; an insult.

Who put your beauty to this flout and scorn. Tennyson.


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