Simple Definition of shun
: to avoid (someone or something)
Full Definition of shun
: to avoid deliberately and especially habitually <shuns publicity>
Examples of shun
He shuns parties and social events.
After his divorce he found himself being shunned by many of his former friends.
Origin of shun
Middle English shonen, shunnen, from Old English scunian
First Known Use: before 12th century
Synonym Discussion of shun
SHUN Defined for Kids
Definition of shun
: to avoid purposely or by habit <He shunned noisy places.>
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