Shun definition

shŭn
To refuse to accept socially; avoid having social contact with.
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To stay away from; not go to.
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To avoid using, accepting, engaging in, or partaking of.

Shun someone's advice; shun public recognition; shun fatty foods.

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To keep away from; avoid scrupulously or consistently, often, specif., as a practice by a group against a co-worker, coreligionist, etc. who has fallen out of favor.
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To shun is to ignore, avoid or reject someone or something.

When you continually avoid and ignore someone, this is an example of a situation where you shun that person.

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To avoid, especially persistently.

Acrophobes shun mountaineering.

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To escape (a threatening evil, an unwelcome task etc).
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To shove, push.
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Origin of shun

  • Middle English shunnen from Old English scunian to abhor

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English scunian. Cognate with Old Norse skunde/skynde (“to hasten”).

    From Wiktionary