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synonyms for shuns

  • despise
  • disdain
  • eschew
  • neglect
  • pass up
  • refuse
  • reject
  • scorn
  • snub
  • bilk
  • cold-shoulder
  • cut
  • decline
  • ditch
  • dodge
  • double
  • duck
  • elude
  • escape
  • evade
  • shake
  • shy
  • stall
  • get around
  • give a wide berth
  • give the runaround
  • have no part of
  • have nothing to do with
  • hide out
  • keep away from
  • keep clear of
  • palm off
  • shake off
  • stand aloof from
  • stay shy of
  • steer clear of
  • turn back on
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antonyms for shuns

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  • accept
  • admire
  • allow
  • approve
  • cherish
  • like
  • love
  • sanction
  • confront
  • encounter
  • face
  • meet
  • take on
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How to use shuns in a sentence

The man who shuns realities because they belittle him is on the wrong road; he is hopelessly lost from the beginning.
THE IRON PUDDLERJAMES J. DAVIS
Our civilization shuns nature; and most shuns it in the most artificially civilized, to suit the market.
LORD ORMONT AND HIS AMINTA, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
The sheep shuns the flock, slowly dragging itself to some retired spot, where convulsed and screaming it shortly dies.
A TREATISE ON SHEEP:AMBROSE BLACKLOCK
This fluid acts upon inert bodies; yet it shuns contact with certain substances, such as glass.
MYSTERIOUS PSYCHIC FORCESCAMILLE FLAMMARION
The marine life shuns precisely those enchanting shores whose vegetable life is the most abounding and the most brilliant.
THE SEAJULES MICHELET
The army shouted with one accord, ‘Forward to the foe, and death be his portion who shuns the encounter!’
THE KNICKERBOCKER, OR NEW-YORK MONTHLY MAGAZINE, MAY 1844VARIOUS
She may only be worshipped in darkness in these days, and the Queen of Gods and men shuns the light like a moth, a bat, an owl.
SERAPIS, COMPLETEGEORG EBERS
If afar from war's arena timid Arjun seeks to hide, If he shuns the mighty Karna battling in unconquered pride?
MAHA-BHARATAANONYMOUS
Calico rather shuns me, as a general thing, my Down-easter, on account of my plain speaking.
THE ORPHEUS C. KERR PAPERS. SERIES 1ROBERT H. NEWELL
In both you see the holy awe with which Milton shuns describing the scenes of the Passion.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 57, NO. 354, APRIL 1845VARIOUS
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