[ skuhn-er ]
/ ˈskʌn ər /
an irrational dislike; loathing: She took a scunner to him.
verb (used without object)
Scot. and North England. to feel or show violent disgust, especially to flinch, blanch, or gag.
verb (used with object)
Scot. and North England. to disgust; nauseate.
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British Dictionary definitions for scunnered (1 of 2)
/ (ˈskʌnəd) /
adjective dialect, mainly Scot
annoyed, discontented, or bored
nauseated or disgusted, esp from a surfeit of food, drink, etc
Word Origin for scunnered
C15: of unknown origin
British Dictionary definitions for scunnered (2 of 2)
/ (ˈskʌnə, Scottish ˈskʌnər) dialect, mainly Scot /
(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
Word Origin for scunner
C14: from Scottish skunner, of unknown origin
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