Flaunt or Flout?

These two words are often used interchangeably, but they have very different meanings.

FLAUNT means to show off ostentatiously:  Arnold flaunted his hideously overdeveloped muscles attained from countless hours in his home gym.

FLOUT means to disregard authority:  Melvin flouted the law against using a handheld cellphone, even after receiving four tickets for his infraction.

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One response to “Flaunt or Flout?

  1. But Flan.. is mexican custard, right? Boy, this is all so confusing!:)

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