avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of
banish, ban, ostracize, ostracise, shun, cast out, blackball(verb)
expel from a community or group
To avoid, especially persistently.
To escape (a threatening evil, an unwelcome task etc).
To screen, hide.
To shove, push.
Origin: From scunian. Cognate with Old Norse skunde/skynde.
to avoid; to keep clear of; to get out of the way of; to escape from; to eschew; as, to shun rocks, shoals, vice
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
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.]
The numerical value of shun in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of shun in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It's just the way people will shun you.
Oh, that way madness lies let me shun that.
Better shun the bait, than struggle in the snare.
If you are poor, shun association with him who measures men with the yardstick of riches.
I will not shun away from responsibilities and opportunities that drive me to helping others, i will pick my spots carefully and respectfully.
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- meiden, aus dem Weg gehen, flüchten, ausweichenGerman
- esquiver, rejeter, fuir, éviterFrench
- stigmatizzare, evitare, schivareItalian
- stronić, unikaćPolish
- împinge, evada, ascunde, evitaRomanian
- сторониться, избегать, избежать, беречься, остерегаться, гнушатьсяRussian
- vyhýbať saSlovak
- kaçmak, sakınmak, uzak durmak, kaçınmakTurkish
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