Flaunt - flout

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This is a pair of words which are often confused. They sound alike, and their meanings are not far apart. Nevertheless, confusing them is a malapropism, and so can cause teachers to mark you wrong.

  • To flaunt means to show off, e.g. one’s money, in front of others.
  • To flout means to ignore, e.g. rules, or to show contempt for [someone or something].