verb (used with object), shunned, shun·ning.
- shull, clifford,
- shultz, george pratt,
- shunting engine
Origin of shun
Examples from the Web for shunning
So, who has kept to the letter and spirit of the accord more and who has been more egregious in shunning it?
“Mainstream Muslim organizations are shunning Akkari,” he says.
Americans are shunning soda and claim they want healthier fast-food options.
From there, he spent a few years shunning various film and television offers.
More women are shunning hospitals and opting to give birth at home without doctors.
In general use, the word means the action of keeping away from anything, shunning or avoiding.
She rambled for hours, seeking rather than shunning the most dangerous paths.Chronicles of the Canongate|Sir Walter Scott
Gaudama explained to them the great advantage of shunning bad company and of living in retirement.The Life or Legend of Gaudama|Right Reverend Paul Ambroise Bigandet
Which is anticipatory vengeance: as soon as I'm called, and in practice, they'll be active enough in shunning me.Foe-Farrell|Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Here I used much discretion and caution, shunning the paths of the inmates, for many of them were as ferocious as lions.
verb shuns, shunning or shunned
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.