shun

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

Origin of shun

1
First recorded before 950; Middle English shunen, Old English scunian “to avoid, fear”

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Opposites for shun

Other words from shun

  • shun·na·ble, adjective
  • shun·ner, noun
  • un·shun·na·ble, adjective

Words Nearby shun

Other definitions for Shun (2 of 2)

Shun
[ shoon ]

nounWade-Giles, Pinyin.
  1. See under Yao.

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British Dictionary definitions for shun (1 of 2)

shun

/ (ʃʌn) /


verbshuns, shunning or shunned
  1. (tr) to avoid deliberately; keep away from

Origin of shun

1
Old English scunian, of obscure origin

Derived forms of shun

  • shunnable, adjective
  • shunner, noun

British Dictionary definitions for 'shun (2 of 2)

'shun

/ (ʃʌn) /


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

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