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

SYNONYMS FOR shun

ANTONYMS FOR shun

OTHER WORDS FROM shun

shun·na·ble, adjectiveshun·ner, nounun·shun·na·ble, adjectiveun·shunned, adjective
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Examples from the Web for shunner

  • Peter Carew of the Blues had been no shunner of women in those days; no taciturn, silent, unappreciative onlooker.

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British Dictionary definitions for shunner

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
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