verb (used with object)
Origin of eschew
Synonyms for eschew
Related Words for eschewalrestraint, evasion, prevention, repudiation, disavowal, flight, rescue, disappearance, freedom, departure, liberation, desertion, breakout, withdrawal, outbreak, distaste, antagonism, enmity, hostility, rancor
Word Origin for eschew
mid-14c., from Old French eschiver "shun, eschew, avoid, dispense with," from Frankish *skiuhan "dread, avoid, shun," from Proto-Germanic *skeukhwaz (cf. Old High German sciuhen "to avoid, escape," German scheuen "to fear, shun, shrink from," scheu "shy, timid"); see shy (v.). Related: Eschewed; eschewing. Italian schivare "to avoid, shun, protect from," schivo "shy, bashful" also are loan words from West Germanic.