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.
Unless there's a hidden agenda here and that it's not where I live now, but where my grandparents came from, that scunners these separatist bigots?