transitive verb (shunned; shunning) Etymology: Middle English shonen, shunnen, from Old English scunian Date: before 12th century to avoid deliberately and especially habitually <
shuns publicity
Synonyms: see escapeshunner noun

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  • shun — [ ʃʌn ] verb transitive to deliberately avoid a person, place, or activity: They shun all forms of luxury. She lives alone, shunned by society …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • shun — O.E. scunian to shun, desist, to hide, of uncertain origin; not found in any other language. Perhaps ultimately from PIE root *skeu to cover, to hide. Related: Shunned; shunning …   Etymology dictionary

  • shun — [shun] vt. shunned, shunning [ME schunien < OE scunian] to keep away from; avoid scrupulously or consistently shunner n …   English World dictionary

  • 'shun — /shun/ (military informal) interjection Attention! …   Useful english dictionary

  • shun — I verb abhor, abstain, avoid, back away, boycott, bypass, circumvent, cold shoulder, defugere, deliberately avoid, disregard, dodge, draw back, elude, escape, eschew, evade, give a wide berth to, have no part of, have nothing to do with, hide… …   Law dictionary

  • Shun —   [ʃun], einer der chinesischen Urkaiser des 3. Jahrtausends v. Chr. (China, Geschichte) …   Universal-Lexikon

  • shun — [ʃʌn] v past tense and past participle shunned present participle shunning [T] [: Old English; Origin: scunian] to deliberately avoid someone or something ▪ a shy woman who shunned publicity ▪ Victims of the disease found themselves shunned by… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shun — avoid, evade, elude, *escape, eschew Analogous words: *decline, refuse, reject: balk, shy, scruple, *demur, stick, stickle: scorn, disdain, *despise Antonyms: habituate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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