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Definition the act of showing off (displaying something in an obvious way for others to admire or envy)


openly defiant of rules or expectations
  • She is more wealthy than her neighbors, but she never flaunts it.
flaunts = shows it off
  • She flaunts her bad behavior.
  • flaunts = shows off
  • If you've got it, flaunt it!
  • flaunt it = show it off
  • She flaunts her wealth.
  • flaunts = shows off
  • When the future finally arrived, they didn't flaunt their modest wealth, but they bought nice clothes, some jewelry for Billie, a Cadillac.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • flaunt = show off
  • It would be a shame not to flaunt her newly slim figure in the privacy of her opulent surroundings.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • flaunt = show off
  • She stalks away, muttering about twits who flaunt regulation.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • flaunt = openly ignore
  • All night, he kept yelling, "Flaunt it, baby!"
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • flaunt it = show it off
  • Before her walk she would have flaunted her baldness beneath a golden crown.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • flaunted = shown off
  • Flaunted the moment with the berries in the Capitol's face?
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • flaunted = showed off in a defiant way
  • One girl, bolder than the others, answered him, flaunting her knowledge of the white man's language.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Sign of the Beaver
  • flaunting = showing off
  • In consequence, the Bird flaunted his impunity and virtually ran the camp.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • flaunted = showed off
  • The trees rimming the outfield were flaunting their colors.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Maniac Magee
  • flaunting = showing off
  • The uncharacteristic flaunting of his new tractor, at the pig roast, was quickly followed by complaints, which Jess faithfully relayed to us.
    Jane Smiley  --  A Thousand Acres
  • flaunting = showing off
  • Silvers are supposed to fight bravely, to flaunt their skills, to put on a good show—but not die.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • flaunt = show off
  • They raised their trophy overhead and flaunted it for a while before tossing it toward the top of the metal gate of the compound.
    Cixin Liu  --  The Three-Body Problem
  • flaunted = showed off
  • They picked up on the particular egalitarian ethos of the community, which discouraged the wealthy from flaunting their success and helped the unsuccessful obscure their failures.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • flaunting = showing off
  • The Dowlings were there, not seizing the opportunity to use this occasion to flaunt their much-embattled, sexual role reversals; they had—and probably this was for the best—never had a child.
    John Irving  --  A Prayer for Owen Meany
  • flaunt = show off
  • Langdon was having trouble concentrating as a scattering of the park's nocturnal residents were already emerging from the shadows and flaunting their wares in the glare of the headlights.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • flaunting = showing off
  • For he knew that she often sang them in order to flaunt before him privacies which he could never hope to penetrate and to convey accusations which he could never hope to decipher, much less deny.
    James Baldwin  --  Another Country
flaunt = show off

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