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eschew Explained

eschew at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


eschew at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1340, from O.Fr. eschiver, from Frank. *skiuhan "dread, avoid, shun" (cf. O.H.G. sciuhen "make fearful"), from P.Gmc. *skeukhwaz. Related to shy (v.). ///

eschew at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v [T] formal [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Old French; Origin: eschiver]// to deliberately avoid doing or using something// --I had eschewed politics in favour of a life practising law.//

eschew at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

28 Moby Thesaurus words for "eschew":
abstain, abstain from, avoid, bilk, do without, double, duck,
elude, evade, forbear, forgo, hold aloof from, hold back,
keep from, let alone, let go by, never touch, not touch, pass up,
refrain, refrain from, sacrifice, shun, shy, spare,
stand aloof from, steer clear of, withhold

eschew at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Dislike): dislike, detest, hate, loath, mind, object to, prefer not to, not care for, have a dislike for, have an aversion for, shun, avoid, eschew, withdraw from, shrink from, shudder at.

Eschew at English => English (Eastons 1897 Bible) Of Explained:

parity, symmetry, balance, poise, evenness, monotony, equivalence, equilibrium

eschew at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[VN] (formal) to deliberately avoid or keep away from sth:
He had eschewed politics in favour of a life practising law.

eschew at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[VN] (formal) to deliberately avoid or keep away from sth:
He had eschewed politics in favour of a life practising law.

Eschew at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Eschew \Es*chew"\ (es*ch[udd]"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Eshewed}
(-ch[udd]"d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Eshewing}.] [OF. eschever,
eschiver, eskiver, F. esquiver, fr. OHG. sciuhen, G. scheuen;
akin to E. sky. See {Shy}, a.]
1. To shun; to avoid, as something wrong, or from a feeling
of distaste; to keep one's self clear of.

They must not only eschew evil, but do good. --Bp.

2. To escape from; to avoid. [Obs.]

He who obeys, destruction shall eschew. --Sandys.

eschew at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v : avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of [syn: {shun}]

eschew at English (WD) Of Explained:

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From Inter: etyl » enm|en Inter: term » eschewen|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » xno|en Inter: term » eschiver|lang=xno (third-person present Inter: term » eschiu|lang=xno), from Inter: etyl » frk|en Inter: recons » sciuhan|sciuhan|to dread, shun, avoid|lang=frk, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » skiuhwijanan||to frighten|lang=gem-pro. Cognate with Old High German Inter: term » sciuhen||to frighten off|lang=goh. More at Inter: l » en|shy.


Inter: rf » t
  • Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ɛsˈtʃu/Concise Oxford English Dictionary|/ɪsˈtʃu/the Oxford Advanced Learners DictionaryMacMillans British dictionary
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ɛsˈtʃu/'s (primary) dictionaryKeynon and Knott's A Pronouncing Dictionary of American English|/ɪsˈtʃu/Collins English Dictionary, tenth edition, Inter: IPA » /ɛsˈtʃju/ Inter: audio » en-us-eschew.ogg|Audio (US)
  • : Inter: a » US|sometimes proscribed Inter: IPA » /ɛˈʃu/Merriam-Websters Collegiate Dictionary, eleventh edition|/ɪˈʃu/ or Inter: IPA » /ɛˈskju/John Walkers A Critical Pronuncing Dictionary and Expositor of the English Language, which quotes James Elphinston, who also preferred the spelling eskew
  • :: Garners Modern American Usage'' prefers /s.tʃ/, proscribes /ʃ/{{,}} and does not recognize /sk/.


    Inter: en-ver » b

  • Inter: transitive » formal To avoid; to shun, to shy away from.

    Usage notes

    * The verb Inter: term » |eschew|lang=en 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.


    Inter: timeline »

  • 1500s=1599|
    • Inter: RQ:Shakespeare Wive » s
    • : What cannot be eschew’d must be embrac’d.
    • 1927, Category: w - :H.P. Lovecraft|H.P. Lovecraft, Category: s - :The Horror at Red Hook|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

      * Inter: l » en|umbeschew

      Related terms

      * shy


      Inter: trans-top » avoid, shun
    • Afrikaans: Inter: t- » af|ontwyk
    • Albanian: Inter: t- » sq|shmang
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|խուսափել|tr=xusap’el
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|отбягвам|tr=otbyagvam, Inter: t+ » bg|избягвам|tr=izbyagvam
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|vyhnout se, Inter: t- » cs|vyvarovat se
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|vermijden, Inter: t- » nl|schuwen, Inter: t+ » nl|ontwijken
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|välttää, Inter: t+ » fi|karttaa
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|esquiver
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|meiden, Inter: t+ » de|scheuen

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|αποφεύγω|tr=apofévgo
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|נמנע|tr=nimná
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|seachain
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|schivare
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|sky
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|renegar
  • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|evita, Inter: t+ » ro|ocoli
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|сторониться|tr=storonit'sya, Inter: t+ » ru|избегать|tr=izbegát'
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|esquivar

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Translation: et » eschew
    Translation: es » eschew
    Translation: fr » eschew
    Translation: ko » eschew
    Translation: io » eschew
    Translation: it » eschew
    Translation: kn » eschew
    Translation: lt » eschew
    Translation: mg » eschew
    Translation: my » eschew
    Translation: ps » eschew
    Translation: pl » eschew
    Translation: pt » eschew
    Translation: ru » eschew
    Category: simple:eschew -
    Translation: fi » eschew
    Translation: sv » eschew
    Translation: ta » eschew
    Translation: te » eschew
    Translation: vi » eschew
    Translation: zh » eschew