verb (used with object), shunned, shunning.
to keep away from (a place, person, object, etc.), from motives of dislike, caution, etc.; take pains to avoid.

before 950; Middle English shunen, Old English scunian to avoid, fear

shunnable, adjective
shunner, noun
unshunnable, adjective
unshunned, adjective

evade, eschew.

seek. Unabridged
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shun (ʃʌn)
vb , shuns, shunning, shunned
(tr) to avoid deliberately; keep away from
[Old English scunian, of obscure origin]

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O.E. scunian "to shun, desist, to hide," of uncertain origin; not found in any other language. Perhaps ult. from PIE root *skeu- "to cover, to hide."
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