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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

a.

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

2 : Eschew

a.

To escape from; to avoid.

3 : Eschewer

n.

One who eschews.

4 : Eschewment

n.

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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From Wiktionary

Contents

  • 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

English[edit]

WOTD – 28 March 2006

Etymology[edit]

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.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɛsˈtʃuː/,[1] /ɪsˈtʃuː/[1][2][3], /ɪʃˈtʃuː/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ɛsˈtʃu/,[4][5][6] /ɪsˈtʃu/,[4][7] /ɛsˈtʃju/[6]
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    (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/.

Verb[edit]

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.

Quotations[edit]

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  • 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

Translations[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ Dictionary.com'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

Anagrams[edit]

  • Schewe