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shun

 (shŭn)
tr.v. shunned, shun·ning, shuns
1. To avoid using, accepting, engaging in, or partaking of: shun someone's advice; shun public recognition; shun fatty foods.
2. To refuse to accept socially; avoid having social contact with: "Oddly, by being one of the few players who spoke candidly about the business of baseball, he was often shunned by the business world itself" (David Grann).
3. To stay away from; not go to: "He shunned the elevator and started up the broad marble stairs" (Frederick Irving Anderson).

[Middle English shunnen, from Old English scunian, to abhor.]

shun′ner n.

shun

(ʃʌn)
vb, shuns, shunning or shunned
(tr) to avoid deliberately; keep away from
[Old English scunian, of obscure origin]
ˈshunnable adj
ˈshunner n

shun

(ʃʌn)

v.t. shunned, shun•ning.
to keep away from; take pains to avoid.
[before 950; Old English scunian]
shun′na•ble, adj.
shun′ner, n.

Shun

(ʃun)

n.
See under Yao 1.

shun


Past participle: shunned
Gerund: shunning

Imperative
shun
shun
Present
I shun
you shun
he/she/it shuns
we shun
you shun
they shun
Preterite
I shunned
you shunned
he/she/it shunned
we shunned
you shunned
they shunned
Present Continuous
I am shunning
you are shunning
he/she/it is shunning
we are shunning
you are shunning
they are shunning
Present Perfect
I have shunned
you have shunned
he/she/it has shunned
we have shunned
you have shunned
they have shunned
Past Continuous
I was shunning
you were shunning
he/she/it was shunning
we were shunning
you were shunning
they were shunning
Past Perfect
I had shunned
you had shunned
he/she/it had shunned
we had shunned
you had shunned
they had shunned
Future
I will shun
you will shun
he/she/it will shun
we will shun
you will shun
they will shun
Future Perfect
I will have shunned
you will have shunned
he/she/it will have shunned
we will have shunned
you will have shunned
they will have shunned
Future Continuous
I will be shunning
you will be shunning
he/she/it will be shunning
we will be shunning
you will be shunning
they will be shunning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been shunning
you have been shunning
he/she/it has been shunning
we have been shunning
you have been shunning
they have been shunning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been shunning
you will have been shunning
he/she/it will have been shunning
we will have been shunning
you will have been shunning
they will have been shunning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been shunning
you had been shunning
he/she/it had been shunning
we had been shunning
you had been shunning
they had been shunning
Conditional
I would shun
you would shun
he/she/it would shun
we would shun
you would shun
they would shun
Past Conditional
I would have shunned
you would have shunned
he/she/it would have shunned
we would have shunned
you would have shunned
they would have shunned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.shun - avoid and stay away from deliberatelyshun - avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of
avoid - stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something; "Her former friends now avoid her"
2.shun - expel from a community or groupshun - expel from a community or group  
expel, kick out, throw out - force to leave or move out; "He was expelled from his native country"

shun

verb avoid, steer clear of, keep away from, snub, evade, eschew, shy away from, brush off, cold-shoulder, have no part in, fight shy of, give (someone or something) a wide berth, body-swerve (Scot.), give (someone) the brush-off, keep your distance from From that time forward everybody shunned him.

shun

verb
1. To keep away from:
Idioms: fight shy of, give a wide berth to, have no truck with, keep clear of.
2. To slight (someone) deliberately:
Informal: coldshoulder.
Idioms: close the door on, give someone the cold shoulder, give someone the go-by, turn one's back on.
Translations
يَتَجَنَّب
vyhýbat se
undgå
forîast
izvairītiesvairīties
sakınmakuzak durmak

shun

[ʃʌn] VT
1. (= reject) [+ person] → rechazar
to feel shunned by the worldsentirse rechazado por la gente
2. (= avoid) [+ work] → evitar; [+ publicity] → rehuir
to shun doing sthevitar hacer algo

shun

[ˈʃʌn] vtéviter, fuir

shun

vtmeiden; publicity, lightscheuen; to be shunned by the worldausgestoßen sein

shun

[ʃʌn] vt (person, work, publicity) → evitare, sfuggire; (obligation) → sottrarsi a

shun

(ʃan) verbpast tense, past participle shunned
to avoid or keep away from.
References in classic literature ?
The morning sunshine glimmers through the foliage, and, beautiful and holy as it is, shuns not to kindle up your face.
I don't think he has ever been resident at Thornfield for a fortnight together, since the death of his brother without a will left him master of the estate; and, indeed, no wonder he shuns the old place.
Plots in fiction should be wedded to the understanding of the reader, and be constructed in such a way that, reconciling impossibilities, smoothing over difficulties, keeping the mind on the alert, they may surprise, interest, divert, and entertain, so that wonder and delight joined may keep pace one with the other; all which he will fail to effect who shuns verisimilitude and truth to nature, wherein lies the perfection of writing.
She lurked in the depths of the house like some kind of spider that shuns attention.
Besides, we know, by our own experience of her movements, that for some reason she shuns publicity.
What the tender poetic youth dreams, and prays, and paints to-day, but shuns the ridicule of saying aloud, shall presently be the resolutions of public bodies; then shall be carried as grievance and bill of rights through conflict and war, and then shall be triumphant law and establishment for a hundred years, until it gives place in turn to new prayers and pictures.
When the Lord sends the curse of leprosy or pestilence into a family, every one flies and shuns the abode of the leprous or plague-stricken.
She has money enough to live very comfortably, if she only knew how to use it judiciously, and had taught her son to do the same; but she is ever straining to keep up appearances, with that despicable pride that shuns the semblance of poverty as of a shameful crime.
He almost shuns their eye; he fears they will upbraid God.
And for years afterwards, perhaps, ships shun the place; leaping over it as silly sheep leap over a vacuum, because their leader originally leaped there when a stick was held.
Part on the Plain, or in the Air sublime Upon the wing, or in swift race contend, As at th' Olympian Games or PYTHIAN fields; Part curb thir fierie Steeds, or shun the Goal With rapid wheels, or fronted Brigads form.
Then I remembered what the blind Theban prophet Teiresias had told me, and how carefully Aeaean Circe had warned me to shun the island of the blessed sun-god.