Definitions for shunʃʌn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

shunʃʌn(v.t.)shunned, shun•ning.

  1. to keep away from; take pains to avoid.

Origin of shun:

bef. 950; OE scunian



  1. Category: Eastern Religions, Western History

    Ref: See under Yao1. 1

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


  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


  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.

Anagrams of shun

  1. Huns

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to avoid or keep away from.

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