flout

  1. treat with contemptuous disregard

    Synonyms : scoff
    Type Of : brush aside, brush off, push aside, discount, dismiss, disregard, ignore
    Examples :
    • flout the rules
  2. laugh at with contempt and derision

    Synonyms : barrack, gibe, jeer, scoff
    Type Of : twit, razz, ride, tantalise, tantalize, taunt, tease, bait, cod, rag, rally

flippant

  1. showing inappropriate levity

    Synonyms : light-minded

flaunt

  1. display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously

    Synonyms : flash, ostentate, show off, swank
    Type Of : display, exhibit, expose
  2. the act of displaying something ostentatiously

    Type Of : display
    Examples :
    • his behavior was an outrageous flaunt

flamboyant

  1. elaborately or excessively ornamented

    Synonyms : aureate, florid
    Examples :
    • flamboyant handwriting
  2. showy tropical tree or shrub native to Madagascar; widely planted in tropical regions for its immense racemes of scarlet and orange flowers; sometimes placed in genus Poinciana

    Synonyms : delonix regia, flame tree, peacock flower, poinciana regia, royal poinciana
    Type Of : flowering tree, angiospermous tree
  3. marked by ostentation but often tasteless

    Synonyms : showy, splashy

flagrant

  1. conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible

    Synonyms : crying, egregious, glaring, gross, rank
    Examples :
    • flagrant violation of human rights

fitful

  1. intermittently stopping and starting

    Synonyms : interrupted, off-and-on
    Examples :
    • fitful (or interrupted) sleep
  2. occurring in spells and often abruptly

    Synonyms : spasmodic
    Examples :
    • fitful bursts of energy

finesse

  1. subtly skillful handling of a situation

    Synonyms : delicacy, diplomacy, discreetness
    Type Of : tact, tactfulness

fickle

  1. liable to sudden unpredictable change

    Synonyms : erratic, mercurial, quicksilver
    Examples :
    • fickle weather
  2. marked by erratic changeableness in affections or attachments

    Synonyms : volatile
    Examples :
    • fickle friends

fervor

  1. the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up

    Synonyms : excitation, excitement, fervour, inflammation
    Type Of : emotional arousal
  2. feelings of great warmth and intensity

    Synonyms : ardor, ardour, fervency, fervidness, fervour, fire
    Type Of : passion, passionateness

felicitous

  1. marked by good fortune

    Synonyms : happy
    Examples :
    • a felicitous life
  2. exhibiting an agreeably appropriate manner or style

    Antonyms : infelicitous
    Examples :
    • a felicitous speaker