For decades the West has shunned the Asian country, whose ruling generals brutally repressed their own people.
Jacqueline Johnson knows what it's like to be shunned because of her weight.
It is, I'd say, implicitly un-American, in the sense that it celebrates a mindset we have -- outwardly, at least -- shunned.
Even colleges that shunned out-of-state students for years are showing a marked receptivity.
Salem has shunned reporters for years despite his high profile; his spokesmen insist he is an honest businessman.
He shunned society; avoided all unnecessary movement or excitement.
In June the florist's shop is a poor place, sedulously to be shunned.
I have foreseen this day so long and shunned it that now I meet it almost with extended hands.
To keep faith with John and Milly, should I have shunned him?
He was without society, for he was shunned by the resident gentlemen in the neighbourhood.
Old English scunian "to shun, avoid; abhor; desist, abstain; to hide, seek safety by concealment," of uncertain origin; not found in any other language. Perhaps ultimately from PIE root *skeu- "to cover, to hide." Related: Shunned; shunning. A shun-pike (American English, 1911) was a road constructed to avoid tolls.