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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Shun \Shun\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shunned; p. pr. & vb. n.
Shunning.] [OE. shunien, schunien, schonien, AS. scunian,
sceonian; cf. D. schuinen to slepe, schuin oblique, sloping,
Icel. skunda, skynda, to hasten. Cf. Schooner, Scoundrel,
To avoid; to keep clear of; to get out of the way of; to
escape from; to eschew; as, to shun rocks, shoals, vice.
I am pure from the blood of all men. For I have not
shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.
Scarcity and want shall shun you. --Shak.
Syn: See Avoid.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: deliberately avoiding; keeping away from or preventing from
happening [syn: avoidance, turning away, shunning,
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
32 Moby Thesaurus words for "shunning":
avoidance, avoiding reaction, circumvention, defense mechanism,
dodge, duck, elusion, elusiveness, equivocation, escape, eschewal,
evasion, evasive action, evasiveness, forbearance, forestalling,
forestallment, getting around, jink, neutrality, nonintervention,
noninvolvement, prevention, refraining, runaround, shunting off,
shy, sidestep, sidetracking, slip, the runaround, zigzag
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