verb (used with object), shunned, shun·ning.
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Origin of shun
OTHER WORDS FROM shunshun·na·ble, adjectiveshun·ner, nounun·shun·na·ble, adjectiveun·shunned, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for shunned
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|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|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.
Mr Benson caught the new look of shrinking shame in Leonard's eye, as it first sought, then shunned, meeting his.Ruth|Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Frank could eat no breakfast, and he shunned publicity in his wedding-garments, so they remained in the upstairs sitting-room.A Duet|Arthur Conan Doyle
I shunned the society of my former companions of the same age.Memoirs of Marguerite de Valois, Complete|Marguerite de Valois, Queen of Navarre
Disliking the brusqueness of the new rulers, the Algonquins now shunned the city.Old Quebec|Sir Gilbert Parker and Claude Glennon Bryan
He shunned it, and never cared for the association of those who were given to fault-finding, criticisms, and personal griefs.Wilford Woodruff|Matthias F. Cowley