Antonyms for shun

Grammar : Verb
Spell : shuhn
Phonetic Transcription : ʃʌn

Definition of shun

Origin :
  • Old English scunian "to shun, avoid; abhor; desist, abstain; to hide, seek safety by concealment," of uncertain origin; not found in any other language. Perhaps ultimately from PIE root *skeu- "to cover, to hide." Related: Shunned; shunning. A shun-pike (American English, 1911) was a road constructed to avoid tolls.
  • verb avoid, ignore
Example sentences :
  • Above all, shun the snares of women, for they are ever set for the foolish feet of the young.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • I have been early taught to shun all allusion to his memory.
  • Extract from : « Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • He had shunned her presence from the first: and she had grown now to shun him.
  • Extract from : « Henry Dunbar » by M. E. Braddon
  • Should a woman you scarcely know try the trick on you—shun her.
  • Extract from : « Cleo The Magnificent » by Louis Zangwill
  • But for that end he must move through the living world—not shun it.
  • Extract from : « Cleo The Magnificent » by Louis Zangwill
  • I shun father and mother and wife and brother when my genius calls me.
  • Extract from : « Essays, First Series » by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Is not the world God's world that you must shun it as if the Devil had fashioned it?
  • Extract from : « The Strolling Saint » by Raphael Sabatini
  • Ay—it is the way of truth to hurt, which is why, hating pain, we shun truth so often.
  • Extract from : « The Lion's Skin » by Rafael Sabatini
  • I would not only shun every evil, but every appearance of evil, or what might be construed into an appearance.
  • Extract from : « The Prison Chaplaincy, And Its Experiences » by Hosea Quinby
  • A gleam like laughter came into her eyes; nor did she shun his kindling gaze.
  • Extract from : « The Strollers » by Frederic S. Isham

Synonyms for shun

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