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shun

shun

 
 
pronunciation:
shuhn
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: shunned, shunning, shuns
definition: to keep away from or avoid, esp. purposely.
He has shunned his brother for years.
synonyms:
avoid, eschew, steer clear of
antonyms:
address, frequent, meet
similar words:
abstain from, boycott, circumvent, dodge, flee, forgo, ignore, neglect, ostracize, rebuff, shrink from, shy away from, snub, spurn
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derivation: shunner (n.)
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