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flaunt, flout

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  Ed Good  —  Grammar Tips

Flaunt means “to show off” or “to exhibit shamelessly.” Flout means “to show contempt for, to mock, to show disdain.” Unfortunately, perhaps because flaunt is commonly used in conjunction with wealth and a shameless show of wealth is something that causes many people to feel contempt, these words are often confused.

Example: She flaunted her wealth in a way that flouted our sensibilities.

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