flout \FLOWT\ (transitive verb) - To treat with contempt and disregard; to show contempt for.
(intransitive verb) - To mock, to scoff.
(noun) - Mockery, scoffing.
"Franklin and Sheba were completely mystified by Frida's determination to flout as many social conventions as she could."
Flout comes from Middle English flouten, "to play the flute."