1 avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of [syn: eschew]
2 expel from a community or group [syn: banish, ban, ostracize, ostracise, cast out, blackball] [also: shunning, shunned]
EtymologyFrom Old English scunian
- Rhymes: -ʌn
Usage notesEnglish transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.
Shun may refer to one of the following:
shun in French: Shun
abstain, abstain from, avoid, be stuck-up, bilk, cold-shoulder, decline, despise, disdain, do without, dodge, double, duck, elude, eschew, evade, fight shy of, forbear, forgo, give place to, give up, hold aloof, hold aloof from, hold back, keep aloof, keep away from, keep clear of, keep from, keep hands off, keep remote from, let alone, let go by, make way for, never touch, not meddle with, not touch, pass up, rebuff, refrain, refrain from, refuse, reject, run away from, scorn, shrink from, shy, snub, spare, spurn, stand, stand aloof, stand aloof from, stay detached from, steer clear of, turn away from, withhold