shun

[ shuhn ]
/ ʃʌn /

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

before 950; Middle English shunen,Old English scunian to avoid, fear

OTHER WORDS FROM shun

shun·na·ble, adjectiveshunner, nounun·shun·na·ble, adjectiveun·shunned, adjective

Definition 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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