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1 : To shun; to avoid, as something wrong, or from a feeling of distaste; to keep one's self clear of.

2 : To escape from; to avoid.

3 : One who eschews.

4 : The act of eschewing.

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1 : Eschew


To shun; to avoid, as something wrong, or from a feeling of distaste; to keep one's self clear of.

2 : Eschew


To escape from; to avoid.

3 : Eschewer


One who eschews.

4 : Eschewment


The act of eschewing.

This word eschew uses (6) total characters with white space

This word eschew uses (6) total characters with white out space

This word eschew uses 5 unique characters: C E H S W

Number of all permutations npr for eschew word is (120)

Number of all combination ncr for eschew word is (120)

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  • 1 English
    • 1.1 Etymology
    • 1.2 Pronunciation
    • 1.3 Verb
      • 1.3.1 Usage notes
      • 1.3.2 Quotations
      • 1.3.3 Derived terms
      • 1.3.4 Related terms
      • 1.3.5 Translations
    • 1.4 References
    • 1.5 Anagrams


WOTD – 28 March 2006


From Middle English eschewen, from Anglo-Norman eschiver (third-person present eschiu), from Frankish *sciuhan (to dread, shun, avoid), from Proto-Germanic *skiuhwijaną (to frighten). Cognate with Old High German sciuhen (to frighten off). More at shy.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɛsˈtʃuː/,[1] /ɪsˈtʃuː/[1][2][3], /ɪʃˈtʃuː/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ɛsˈtʃu/,[4][5][6] /ɪsˈtʃu/,[4][7] /ɛsˈtʃju/[6]
    (US, sometimes proscribed) IPA(key): /ɛˈʃu/,[4] /ɪˈʃu/[4] or /ɛˈskju/[4][8]
    Garner's Modern American Usage prefers /s.tʃ/, proscribes /ʃ/, and does not recognize /sk/.


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[edit]

  • 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.


ME «15th c.16th c.17th c.18th c.19th c.20th c.21st c.
  • 1599, William Shakespeare, The Merry Wives of Windsor
    What cannot be eschew’d must be embrac’d.
  • 1611, Bible (King James Version), 1 Peter 3:11:
    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.
  • 2014 November 14, Blake Bailey, “'Tennessee Williams,' by John Lahr [print version: Theatrical victory of art over life, International New York Times, 18 November 2014, p. 13]”, in The New York Times[1]:
    [S]he [Edwina, mother of Tennessee Williams] was indeed Amanda [Wingfield, character in Williams' play The Glass Menagerie] in the flesh: a doughty chatterbox from Ohio who adopted the manner of a Southern belle and eschewed both drink and sex to the greatest extent possible.

Derived terms[edit]

  • umbeschew

Related terms[edit]

  • shy



  1. 1.0 1.1 Concise Oxford English Dictionary
  2. ^ the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary
  3. ^ MacMillan's British dictionary
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, eleventh edition
  5. ^'s (primary) dictionary
  6. 6.0 6.1 Keynon and Knott's A Pronouncing Dictionary of American English
  7. ^ Collins English Dictionary, tenth edition
  8. ^ John Walker's A Critical Pronuncing Dictionary and Expositor of the English Language, which quotes James Elphinston, who also preferred the spelling eskew


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