Synonyms for shunning

Grammar : Verb
Spell : shuhn
Phonetic Transcription : ʃʌn

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Définition of shunning

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 :
  • His food quest must be limited by shunning poisonous plants.
  • Extract from : « Folkways » by William Graham Sumner
  • So far from courting this, however, they seemed desirous of shunning it.
  • Extract from : « The Free Lances » by Mayne Reid
  • I began to see, or thought I did, why Hope had shied at my offer and was now shunning me.
  • Extract from : « Eben Holden » by Irving Bacheller
  • He instinctively went home, shunning the conflict; the others could not.
  • Extract from : « Homer's Odyssey » by Denton J. Snider
  • Nor does he any longer seem desirous of shunning observation.
  • Extract from : « The Death Shot » by Mayne Reid
  • In shunning this danger, other parents pass to the opposite extreme.
  • Extract from : « A Treatise on Domestic Economy » by Catherine Esther Beecher
  • So far from shunning, he seldom fails to attack and even to hunt him.
  • Extract from : « The Grizzly » by Enos A. Mills
  • Yet, as if shunning the glare of day, he closed his eyes to the light.
  • Extract from : « The Quest » by Frederik van Eeden
  • Nay, she is to be applauded for shunning scenes so fatal to true morality!
  • Extract from : « Darkness and Dawn » by Frederic W. Farrar
  • You have acted wisely in shunning the press and bustle, Miss Moore.
  • Extract from : « Alone » by Marion Harland

Antonyms for shunning

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