Definitions for shunʃʌn

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word shun

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shun, eschew(verb)

    avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of

  2. banish, ban, ostracize, ostracise, shun, cast out, blackball(verb)

    expel from a community or group

Wiktionary

  1. shun(Verb)

    To avoid, especially persistently.

  2. shun(Verb)

    To escape (a threatening evil, an unwelcome task etc).

  3. shun(Verb)

    To screen, hide.

  4. shun(Verb)

    To shove, push.

  5. Origin: From scunian. Cognate with Old Norse skunde/skynde.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shun(verb)

    to avoid; to keep clear of; to get out of the way of; to escape from; to eschew; as, to shun rocks, shoals, vice

Freebase

  1. Shun

    Shun or Di Shun and also known as Chonghua was a 23rd-22nd century BC legendary leader of ancient China, among the Three Sovereigns and Five Emperors. Shun's half-century of rule was said to be long for the history of China.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Shun

    shun, v.t. to avoid: to keep clear of: to neglect:—pr.p. shun′ning; pa.t. and pa.p. shunned.—adj. Shun′less (Shak.), not able to be shunned: unavoidable.—ns. Shun′ner; Shun′pike, a byroad. [A.S. scunian; Ice. skunda, to speed.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shun in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shun in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sheryl Sims:

    It's just the way people will shun you.

  2. William Shakespeare:

    Oh, that way madness lies let me shun that.

  3. William Shakespeare, "King Lear", Act 3 scene 4:

    Oh, that way madness lies; let me shun that.

  4. John Dryden:

    Better shun the bait, than struggle in the snare.

  5. John Milton:

    Sweet bird, that shun the noise of folly, most musical, most melancholy!

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Translations for shun

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • meiden, aus dem Weg gehen, flüchten, ausweichenGerman
  • αποφεύγωGreek
  • evitarSpanish
  • esquiver, rejeter, fuir, éviterFrench
  • stigmatizzare, evitare, schivareItalian
  • ontwijkenDutch
  • unngåNorwegian
  • stronić, unikaćPolish
  • evitarPortuguese
  • împinge, evada, ascunde, evitaRomanian
  • сторониться, избегать, избежать, беречься, остерегатьсяRussian
  • vyhýbať saSlovak
  • kaçmak, sakınmak, uzak durmak, kaçınmakTurkish

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