Simple Definition of shun
: to avoid (someone or something)
Full Definition of shun
: to avoid deliberately and especially habitually <shuns publicity>
Examples of shun in a sentence
He shuns parties and social events.
After his divorce he found himself being shunned by many of his former friends.
Origin and Etymology of shun
Middle English shonen, shunnen, from Old English scunian
First Known Use: before 12th century
Synonym Discussion of shun
Rhymes with shun
bun, done, dun, fen, fun, gun, hon, Hun, jun, maun, none, nun, one, pun, run, son, stun, sun, sunn, ton, tonne, tun, won
SHUN Defined for Kids
Definition of shun for Students
: to avoid purposely or by habit <He shunned noisy places.>
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