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Definition of "shun" []

  • To avoid deliberately; keep away from. See Synonyms at escape. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "shun" in a sentence
  • "Did anybody notice Palin shun Fey at the end of the show?"
  • "The thing I like about this list of records-to-shun is that it avoids the obvious targets (Manilow, Kenny G) and goes after worshipped bands like Nirvana and Green Day."
  • "Most significantly, of course, Bishop's poem supplies the missing moral of Wordsworth's tale of a rural village's deliberate "shun" - ning of the outcast woman's loss and pain: "Love should be put into action!""