Synonyms for duns
- bite one's nails
- concern oneself
- feel uneasy
- gnaw at
- go for
- have qualms
- sweat out
- take on
Antonyms for duns
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DUNS
"No faith with duns" became, as he frankly declared, a maxim of his morality.
Duns and disagreeables will come of themselves, and it's no bad fun dodging them.
I'd like to know how much a drowning man cares for his duns?
The main thing was to avoid, put off, and distance his duns.
Here in this one farm we have the only three known methods of dealing with duns.
My pet Tulliola claims your present and duns me as your security.
Duns, in the meantime, left me little leisure for contemplation.
Still, my duns, though I paid them by driblets, were the plague of my life.
This is incorrect; Duns was never doctor of Oxford; see notice of him.
I have left my duns behind me; you are driving your duns before you.
"to insist on payment of debt," 1620s, perhaps related to dunnen "to sound, resound, make a din" (c.1200, dialectal variant of din), or shortened from dunkirk (c.1600) "privateer," a private vessel licensed to attack enemy ships during wartime, from Dunkirk, French port from which they sailed. The oldest theory traces it to a Joe Dun, supposedly a London bailiff famous for catching defaulters. Related: Dunned; dunning. As a noun from 1620s.