Definition of Scunner

1. Noun. A strong dislike. "They took a scunner against the United States"

Generic synonyms: Dislike
Geographical relationships: Scotland



Definition of Scunner

1. v. t. To cause to loathe, or feel disgust at.

2. v. i. To have a feeling of loathing or disgust; hence, to have dislike, prejudice, or reluctance.

3. n. A feeling of disgust or loathing; a strong prejudice; abhorrence; as, to take a scunner against some one.

Definition of Scunner

1. Proper noun. The Nato reporting name of the R-1 ballistic missile built by the Soviet Union ¹

2. Verb. To be sick of. ¹

3. Verb. (Northumbria) To dislike. ¹

4. Noun. (Northumbria) Dislike or aversion. ¹

5. Noun. (Yorkshire pejorative) North Yorkshire term for an urban youth and usually associated with trouble or petty crime. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scunner

1. to feel loathing or disgust [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scunner

scumsuckers
scumsucking
scumware
scuncheon
scuncheons
scundered
scunge
scunged
scunges
scungier
scungiest
scungilli
scungillis
scunging
scungy
scunner (current term)
scunnered
scunnering
scunners
scup
scuppaug
scuppaugs
scupper
scuppered
scuppering
scuppernong
scuppernongs
scuppers
scuppie
scuppies

Literary usage of Scunner

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1. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1899)
"Shows how I came to Goblin Market and took a scunner at it and Cursed the Chinese People. Shows further how I Initiated all Hong-Kong into our Fraternity. ..."

2. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling (1900)
"Shows how I came to Goblin Market and took a scunner at it and cursed the Chinese People. Shows further how I initiated all Hong-Kong into our Fraternity. ..."

3. Publications by English Dialect Society (1894)
"scunner, aversion, disgust, contempt. A youthful bridegroom, on being asked by the clergyman ... He did not scunner''—did not observe or pay attention to. ..."

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