- to keep away from (a place, person, object, etc.), from motives of dislike, caution, etc.; take pains to avoid.
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Peter Carew of the Blues had been no shunner of women in those days; no taciturn, silent, unappreciative onlooker.The Rhodesian
- (tr) to avoid deliberately; keep away from
Word Origin for shun
Old English scunian "to shun, avoid; abhor; desist, abstain; to hide, seek safety by concealment," of uncertain origin; not found in any other language. Perhaps ultimately from PIE root *skeu- "to cover, to hide." Related: Shunned; shunning. A shun-pike (American English, 1911) was a road constructed to avoid tolls.