eschew vs shun what difference

what is difference between eschew and shun

English

Etymology

From Middle English eschewen, from Anglo-Norman eschiver, (third-person present eschiu), from Frankish *skiuhan (to dread, shun, avoid).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɛsˈtʃuː/, /ɪsˈtʃuː/, /ɪʃˈtʃuː/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ɛsˈtʃu/, /ɪsˈtʃu/, /ɛsˈtʃju/
    (US, sometimes proscribed) IPA(key): /ɛˈʃu/, /ɪˈʃu/ or /ɛˈskju/

    Garner’s Modern American Usage prefers /s.tʃ/, proscribes /ʃ/, and does not recognize /sk/.

Verb

eschew (third-person singular simple present eschews, present participle eschewing, simple past and past participle eschewed)

  1. (transitive, formal) To avoid; to shun, to shy away from.

Usage notes

  • The verb eschew is not normally applied to the avoidance or shunning of a person or physical object, but rather, only to the avoidance or shunning of an idea, concept, or other intangible.

Quotations

  • Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.
  • 1927, H. P. Lovecraft, “The Horror at Red Hook”
    He could afford no servants, and would admit but few visitors to his absolute solitude; eschewing close friendships and receiving his rare acquaintances in one of the three ground-floor rooms which he kept in order.

Derived terms

  • eschewable
  • eschewment
  • umbeschew
  • uneschewable

Related terms

  • shy

Translations

References

Anagrams

  • Schewe, Wesche


English

Etymology

From Middle English shǒnen (decline to do, avoid, fear), from Old English scunian, possibly ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kewdʰ- (to cover, wrap, encase), from *(s)kewH- (to cover, hide); if so, cognate with Old English hȳdan (to hide, conceal, preserve).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʃʌn/
  • Rhymes: -ʌn

Verb

shun (third-person singular simple present shuns, present participle shunning, simple past and past participle shunned)

  1. (transitive) To avoid, especially persistently.
  2. (transitive) To escape (a threatening evil, an unwelcome task etc).
  3. (transitive) To screen, hide.
  4. (transitive) To shove, push.

Derived terms

Translations

References

  • shun in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • shun in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • Oxford English Dictionary, 1884–1928, and First Supplement, 1933.

Anagrams

  • Huns, USNH, huns

Japanese

Romanization

shun

  1. Rōmaji transcription of しゅん

Mandarin

Romanization

shun

  1. Nonstandard spelling of shǔn.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of shùn.

Usage notes

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

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