Ignored vs Flout - What's the difference?

ignored | flout |


As verbs the difference between ignored and flout

is that ignored is (ignore) while flout is to express contempt for the rules by word or action.

As a noun flout is

the act by which something is flouted.

ignored

English

Verb

(head)
  • (ignore)
  • Anagrams

    * * * * *

    ignore

    English

    Verb

    (ignor)
  • To deliberately pay no attention to.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-19, author= Mark Tran
  • , volume=189, issue=6, page=1, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Denied an education by war , passage=One particularly damaging, but often ignored , effect of conflict on education is the proliferation of attacks on schools
  • (obsolete) Fail to notice.
  • Synonyms

    * misheed * neglect * turn a blind eye * unmind * unheed

    Antonyms

    * notice * recognize * watch

    Derived terms

    * ignorable

    Anagrams

    * ----

    flout

    English

    Verb

  • To express contempt for the rules by word or action.
  • * 2012 , The Economist, Sep 29th 2012 issue, Tax alchemy: Tech's avoidance
  • The manoeuvres of Microsoft and HP appear to comply with the letter of the regulations, even if they flout their spirit.
  • To scorn.
  • * Walton
  • Phillida flouts me.
  • * Byron
  • Three gaudy standards flout the pale blue sky.

    Usage notes

    * Do not confuse with flaunt.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act by which something is flouted.
  • * 2012 , John Flowerdew, Discourse in English Language Education (page 97)
  • A flout is when someone deliberately and ostentatiously contravenes a maxim.