avoided by people out of dislike, mistrust, disapproval, etc.:We might get more people to join the much shunned hospitality sector if wages were increased.
the simple past tense and past participle of shun.
- un·shunned, adjective
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How to use shunned in a sentence
Amazon’s push comes as consumers are shunning stores and ordering more items online, a trend the coronavirus pandemic has accelerated.Amazon Pharmacy is live: Shoppers can now order prescriptions directly through the tech giant | Rachel Schallom | November 17, 2020 | Fortune
It’s a workplace that embraces rather than shuns the cliché parts of psychedelic culture, says research coordinator and former grad student Ian Geithner.
The problem for Ramaswamy is that he wants to charge a monthly subscription fee to support Neeva, which admirably promises to shun ads and the kind of data collection that Google now relies upon.Does the Google antitrust case make an Apple search engine more likely? | Greg Sterling | October 28, 2020 | Search Engine Land
I was avoided, not given important assignments, and generally shunned.
To be sure, that’s partly a function of lockdowns that left restaurants and bars shuttered, and air travel widely shunned.After $20 trillion in pandemic relief spending, there’s still no sign of inflation. What happened? | Bernhard Warner | August 25, 2020 | Fortune
Before Cuba was shunned and sanctioned, it was a handy place for the randy.Will Hyman Roth Return to Havana With Normalized Relations? | John L. Smith | December 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Now the center was being used for “Ebola orphans” – lost children, shunned children, distressed children.
By contrast, in the 2010 midterm election, the GOP embraced super PACs while Democrats shunned them.Dark Money Will Decide Which Party Controls the Senate | Center for Public Integrity | October 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Women Living with Incurable STDs, argues that women are more often shunned when it comes to an STI.
Or the person may have been sustained, but mercilessly mocked and shunned in life.
The secretary trembled in his every limb; his eyes shunned his master's as his master's had shunned Garnache's awhile ago.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
And treaties, of whatever kind with the enemies of God, that are condemned, are to be shunned as a snare to the soul.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham
To-day he is left entirely alone, pitied by some, shunned by a few, and almost forgotten by the large majority.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
He meanwhile shunned the public gaze with a haughty shyness which inflamed curiosity.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
Edinburgh is the only town in Great Britain, which I have visited, whose streets are not shunned by respectable people at night.Friend Mac Donald | Max O'Rell