flout (v.) Old form(s): flowt , flowted , flowting
insult, abuse, mock
1H6 IV.i.75[King to Talbot, of Burgundy] Let him perceive ... what offence it is to flout his friends
AYL III.iii.97[Sir Oliver Martext to himself] ne'er a fantastical knave of them all shall flout me out of my calling
AYL V.i.12[Touchstone to himself] we shall be flouting
CE I.ii.91[Antipholus of Syracuse to Dromio of Ephesus] wilt thou flout me thus unto my face
CE II.ii.22[Antipholus of Syracuse to Dromio of Syracuse] dost thou jeer and flout me in the teeth?
CE II.ii.46[Antipholus of Syracuse to Dromio of Syracuse, explaining Dromio's beating] Why first: for flouting me
MA I.i.266[Benedick to Don Pedro] Ere you flout old ends any further
MA II.iii.144[Leonato to Claudio, of Beatrice] to write to one that she knew would flout her
MA V.i.95[Antonio to Leonato, of boys like Claudio and Don Pedro] That lie and cog and flout
MA V.iv.100[Benedick to Don Pedro] a college of wit-crackers cannot flout me out of my humour
Mac I.ii.51[Ross to King, of Fife] Where the Norweyan banners flout the sky
R3 II.i.80[Richard to Queen Elizabeth] To be so flouted in this royal presence
Tem III.ii.122[Stephano singing] Flout 'em and scout 'em
TS II.i.29[Katherina to Baptista, of Bianca] Her silence flouts me
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