scunner


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scun·ner

 (skŭn′ər)
n.
A strong dislike; an aversion.

[From Middle English skunner, to shrink back in disgust, from scurnen, to flinch.]

scunner

(ˈskʌnə; Scottish ˈskʌnər)
vb
1. (intr) to feel aversion
2. (tr) to produce a feeling of aversion in
n
3. a strong aversion (often in the phrase take a scunner to)
4. an object of dislike; nuisance
[C14: from Scottish skunner, of unknown origin]

scun•ner

(ˈskʌn ər)

n.
an irrational dislike; loathing.
[1325–75; Middle English (Scots) skunner to shrink back in disgust]

scunner


Past participle: scunnered
Gerund: scunnering

Imperative
scunner
scunner
Present
I scunner
you scunner
he/she/it scunners
we scunner
you scunner
they scunner
Preterite
I scunnered
you scunnered
he/she/it scunnered
we scunnered
you scunnered
they scunnered
Present Continuous
I am scunnering
you are scunnering
he/she/it is scunnering
we are scunnering
you are scunnering
they are scunnering
Present Perfect
I have scunnered
you have scunnered
he/she/it has scunnered
we have scunnered
you have scunnered
they have scunnered
Past Continuous
I was scunnering
you were scunnering
he/she/it was scunnering
we were scunnering
you were scunnering
they were scunnering
Past Perfect
I had scunnered
you had scunnered
he/she/it had scunnered
we had scunnered
you had scunnered
they had scunnered
Future
I will scunner
you will scunner
he/she/it will scunner
we will scunner
you will scunner
they will scunner
Future Perfect
I will have scunnered
you will have scunnered
he/she/it will have scunnered
we will have scunnered
you will have scunnered
they will have scunnered
Future Continuous
I will be scunnering
you will be scunnering
he/she/it will be scunnering
we will be scunnering
you will be scunnering
they will be scunnering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scunnering
you have been scunnering
he/she/it has been scunnering
we have been scunnering
you have been scunnering
they have been scunnering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scunnering
you will have been scunnering
he/she/it will have been scunnering
we will have been scunnering
you will have been scunnering
they will have been scunnering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scunnering
you had been scunnering
he/she/it had been scunnering
we had been scunnering
you had been scunnering
they had been scunnering
Conditional
I would scunner
you would scunner
he/she/it would scunner
we would scunner
you would scunner
they would scunner
Past Conditional
I would have scunnered
you would have scunnered
he/she/it would have scunnered
we would have scunnered
you would have scunnered
they would have scunnered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scunner - a strong dislike; "they took a scunner against the United States"
dislike - a feeling of aversion or antipathy; "my dislike of him was instinctive"
Scotland - one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts
Translations

scunner

[ˈskʌnəʳ] N (esp N Engl, Scot) to take a scunner to sb/sthtomarla con algn/algo, tenerle ojeriza a algn/algo
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I took a scunner at this sister-and-brothering business five years ago when there was a travelling evangelist holding meetings at the Glen.
They, an' all grims an' signs an' warnin's, be all invented by parsons an' illsome berk-bodies an' railway touters to skeer an' scunner hafflin's, an' to get folks to do somethin' that they don't other incline to.
Alan also appeared in the Likely Lads and When the Boat Comes In, while fans of Super Gran will remember him as part of Scunner Campbell's gang, The Muscles.
Fans of the popular kids TV series set on Tyneside will remember how Scunner, played by Iain Cuthbertson and 'The Muscles as well as 'Tub' his gang were responsible for terrorising the town of Chisleton.
It looked like it was going to be the ultimate scunner - until Leigh Griffiths brilliantly turned his man, Anya turned on the jets and Martin Skrtel was forced to turn in to his own net with Chris Martin breathing down his neck.
No wonder Robbo came out onto the pitch silently simmering and glaring daggers at everyone if he's just been denounced as a dad rocker by a cocky wee scunner from the schemes.
Forrest's book was adapted for TV by Jenny McDade and starred actor Ian Cuthbertson as Super Gran's arch-enemy Scunner Campbell.
she was hit by a magic ray, got around on a flying bike, and scuppered the plans of villainous Scunner Campbell and his gang The Muscles?
THE BIG YIN: Billy | |Connolly's Super Gran theme made the Top 40 In her distinctive huge tartan bonnet and tartan scarf, often aboard her magic bicycle, the powered-up pensioner battled to protect the town of Chiselton from villains like arch-enemy Scunner Campbell (Iain Cuthbertson).
Gudrun Ure, who insisted on doing most of the stunts herself, took the title role while Iain Cuthbertson was the villainous Scunner Campbell.
Scumble": to scunner and not to hate,/to scupper and keep the taste,/to hide under the thick scurf/of scurile life that yearning/to scurry itself leaps out/and is able to see its own scut,/obsolete as old scutage.