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shun

[ shuhn ]
/ ʃʌn /
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verb (used with object), shunned, shun·ning.
to keep away from (a place, person, object, etc.), from motives of dislike, caution, etc.; take pains to avoid.
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Origin of shun

First recorded before 950; Middle English shunen, Old English scunian “to avoid, fear”

OTHER WORDS FROM shun

shun·na·ble, adjectiveshun·ner, nounun·shun·na·ble, adjective

Other definitions for shun (2 of 2)

Shun
[ shoon ]
/ ʃun /

noun Wade-Giles, Pinyin.
See under Yao.
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British Dictionary definitions for shun (1 of 2)

shun
/ (ʃʌn) /

verb shuns, shunning or shunned
(tr) to avoid deliberately; keep away from

Derived forms of shun

shunnable, adjectiveshunner, noun

Word Origin for shun

Old English scunian, of obscure origin

British Dictionary definitions for shun (2 of 2)

'shun
/ (ʃʌn) /

interjection
military a clipped form of attention (def. 7)
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