- an irrational dislike; loathing: She took a scunner to him.
- Scot. and North England. to feel or show violent disgust, especially to flinch, blanch, or gag.
- Scot. and North England. to disgust; nauseate.
Origin of scunner
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- annoyed, discontented, or bored
- nauseated or disgusted, esp from a surfeit of food, drink, etc
C15: of unknown origin
- (intr) to feel aversion
- (tr) to produce a feeling of aversion in
- a strong aversion (often in the phrase take a scunner to)
- an object of dislike; nuisance
C14: from Scottish skunner, of unknown origin
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