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Definition to openly disregard — typically a law, rule, or custom
  • The current enforcement policy encourages people to flout the law.
flout = openly disregard
  • Don't get caught flouting the rules.
  • flouting = openly disregarding
  • Cannot permit him to flout the Constitution for political gain.
  • Luma counted the episode as a hard lesson, and vowed not to let any player, no matter how talented, get away with flouting team rules.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • flouting = openly disregarding
  • She saw now that she had undermined his authority in all eyes by flouting his orders.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • flouting = openly disregarding
  • It wasn't that she flouted rules: she simply forgot about them.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Blind Assassin
  • flouted = intentionally disregarded
  • He cleared his throat and said, "Professor Dumbledore, these boys have flouted the Decree for the Restriction of Underage Wizardry, caused serious damage to an old and valuable tree —"
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • flouted = openly disregarding
  • Welch wasn't like those other places we had lived, he said. There were rules that had to be followed, and people didn't take it kindly when you flouted them.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • flouted = openly disregarded
  • But no one flouts that way of life and thought as openly as you do.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • flouts = openly disregards
  • McCandless could endeavor to explain that he answered to statutes of a higher order, that as a latter-day adherent of Henry David Thoreau, he took as gospel the essay "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience" and thus considered it his moral responsibility to flout the laws of the state.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • flout = openly disregarding
  • But flouting the rules of the Institute seems to have been common in this beautiful room.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • flouting = openly disregarding
  • But in the early days of Christianity, there must have been a lot of chaos, a lot of radicals and free thinkers running around, flouting tradition.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • flouting = openly disregarding
  • Some PAC prisoners, who often flouted the rules simply for the sake of doing so, spent a great deal of time in isolation.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • flouted = openly disregarded
  • Birds is rare choosers an' a robin can flout a body worse than a man.
    Frances Hodgson Burnett  --  The Secret Garden
  • flout = openly disregard
  • You flouted my instructions to stay on the platform.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • flouted = openly disregarded
  • I had flouted the king's laws all my life.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings
  • flouted = openly disregarded
  • Not only was it alleged that the manoeuvre had been a most un-British attack on civilian Boer settlements, overwhelming evidence emerged that it had been irresponsibly commanded with several floutings of elementary military precautions, so that the men who had died - my brother among them - had died quite needlessly.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • floutings = instances of openly disregarding
  • 'I measure him,' says she, 'by my own spirit; for I should flout him, if he writ to me; yea, though I love him, I should.'
    William Shakespeare  --  Much Ado About Nothing
  • flout = openly disregard
  • flouting the will of God
    William Faulkner  --  As I Lay Dying
  • flouting = openly disregarding
  • Having flouted his coach's instructions to dribble less and pass more, Josiah knew he was on the hook now to score.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
flouted = openly disregarded

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