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1. shun

verb. ['ˈʃʌn'] avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of.

Synonyms

  • eschew

Antonyms

  • repatriate
  • allow

Etymology

  • scunian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Shun

  • puget-1
  • terrebonne
  • simeone
  • overdone
  • mcmunn
  • mcfun
  • homerun
  • undone
  • rerun
  • redone
  • outrun
  • outdone
  • lajeune
  • begun
  • thrun
  • stun
  • spun
  • one
  • hyun
  • grun
  • gruhn
  • byun
  • brunn
  • brun
  • bruhn
  • yun
  • youn
  • won
  • tonne
  • ton

Sentences with shun


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
However, many animals learn to choose foods that other animals shun.

2. Noun, singular or mass
It can be tough to keep a full-blown shun in place.

Quotes about shun


1. Those who shun the whimsy of things will experience rigor mortis before death.
- Tom Robbins

2. Better to shun the bait than struggle in the snare.
- William Blake

3. When the dead do walk seek water's run,for this the Dead will always shun. Swift river's best or broadest laketo ward the dead and have and make.If water fails thee, fire's thy friend, if neither guards it will be thy end.
- Garth Nix, Lirael

2. shun

verb. ['ˈʃʌn'] expel from a community or group.

Synonyms

  • banish
  • throw out
  • kick out
  • ban
  • expel
  • ostracize
  • cast out
  • ostracise

Antonyms

  • decriminalize
  • legalize
  • decriminalise
  • patronize

Etymology

  • scunian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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