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scunner

[skuhn-er]
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noun
  1. an irrational dislike; loathing: She took a scunner to him.
verb (used without object)
  1. Scot. and North England. to feel or show violent disgust, especially to flinch, blanch, or gag.
verb (used with object)
  1. Scot. and North England. to disgust; nauseate.

Origin of scunner

1325–75; Middle English (Scots) skunner to shrink back in disgust, equivalent to skurn to flinch (akin to scare) + -er -er6, with loss of first r by dissimilation
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British Dictionary definitions for scunnered

scunnered

adjective dialect, mainly Scot
  1. annoyed, discontented, or bored
  2. nauseated or disgusted, esp from a surfeit of food, drink, etc

Word Origin

C15: of unknown origin

scunner

verb
  1. (intr) to feel aversion
  2. (tr) to produce a feeling of aversion in
noun
  1. a strong aversion (often in the phrase take a scunner to)
  2. an object of dislike; nuisance

Word Origin

C14: from Scottish skunner, of unknown origin
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