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scunner Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a strong dislike
    • they took a scunner against the United States

Scun"ner transitive verb
Cf. Shun.
  1. To cause to loathe, or feel disgust at. Scot. & Prov. Eng.
Scun"ner intransitive verb
  1. To have a feeling of loathing or disgust; hence, to have dislike, prejudice, or reluctance. Scot. & Prov. Eng. C. Kingsley.
Scun"ner noun
  1. A feeling of disgust or loathing; a strong prejudice; abhorrence; as, to take a scunner against some one. Scot. & Prov. Eng. Carlyle.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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