Definitions for: Shun

[v] avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of
[v] expel from a community or group

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.
--Acts xx.

Scarcity and want shall shun you. --Shak.

Syn: See Avoid.

Synonyms: ban, banish, blackball, cast out, eschew, ostracise, ostracize

See Also: avoid, expel, kick out, throw out

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