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noun as in ostracism

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On the trail of her husband, Norah discovers that the people of Tahiti and the seafaring folk who work in the area shun the unnamed neighboring island.

Those that are new to the industry often hear derision regarding the matter and shun these backlinks without having done their research or tested them on their own.

Amid admonitions that people should shun large gatherings because of the coronavirus, the wet holiday seemed suited to solitary contemplation.

This marks a change from 2017, when the traditional corporate and financial world largely shunned cryptocurrency.

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Government programs have failed it, private investors have shunned it, and speculators have bought and sold pieces of it with little evident interest in building anything.

By resolutely shunning money, his campaign forged alternative tactics, all of which were explained in detail on Healey's blog.

And they can be used as video incrimination or provide for some good old-fashioned shunning.

So, who has kept to the letter and spirit of the accord more and who has been more egregious in shunning it?

“Mainstream Muslim organizations are shunning Akkari,” he says.

Americans are shunning soda and claim they want healthier fast-food options.

For four days he had wandered along the coast quite alone, shunning acquaintances, and living entirely with strangers.

They had already separated from him, as though shunning a corpse because of its nauseous odour.

Ruth, although shunning society, found herself drawn to Mrs. Leon by an unaccountable magnetism.

So he lived alone, with no kith nor kin, nor even a friend, shunning his kind and shunned by them.

It seems an indolent, sedentary bird, shunning the society of all others in the forest.


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On this page you'll find 161 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to shunning, such as: evasion, prevention, restraint, circumvention, delay, and departure.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.