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Today's Word "flout"

To treat with contempt and disregard on

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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."

 

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