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.

Origin of shun

before 950; Middle English shunen, Old English scunian to avoid, fear
Related formsshun·na·ble, adjectiveshun·ner, nounun·shun·na·ble, adjectiveun·shunned, adjective

Definition for shun (2 of 3)

Shun

[ shoon ]
/ ʃun /

noun Wade-Giles, Pinyin.

See under Yao.

Definition for shun (3 of 3)

Yao

1
[ you ]
/ yaʊ /

noun

Wade-Giles, Pinyin. a legendary emperor of China who, with his successor (Shun), was a paragon of good government.

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British Dictionary definitions for shun

shun

/ (ʃʌn) /

verb shuns, shunning or shunned

(tr) to avoid deliberately; keep away from

Derived Formsshunnable, adjectiveshunner, noun

Word Origin for shun

Old English scunian, of obscure origin
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