scunner

[ skuhn-er ]

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Part of Speech

noun

Origin + Etymology

Late Middle English

first used in the sense ‘shrink back with fear’

Synonyms

  • aversion
  • dislike
  • distaste
  • hate

Antonyms

  • love
  • prefer
  • like

Definition

an irrational dislike; loathing

Example

Jennifer took a scunner to Joe simply because he was promoted faster than her.

Usage Over Time

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