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.

Nearby words

  1. shull, clifford,
  2. shultz,
  3. shultz, george pratt,
  4. shulwar,
  5. shumen,
  6. shunpike,
  7. shunt,
  8. shunt-wound,
  9. shunter,
  10. shunting engine

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

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British Dictionary definitions for shunned

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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