Definition of eschew in English:


Syllabification: es·chew
Pronunciation: /esˈCHo͞o


[with object]



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  • The situation is, of course, a reflection of changing social attitudes over a somewhat longer period - highlighted by a rising divorce rate, increasing eschewal of marriage and modern moral values.
  • There will be differences on issues of gender, and of life issues and perhaps sexuality, but there can be a genuine convergence about issues of human dignity, human need, and the eschewal of violence.
  • Given the steady decline of classical education during the twentieth century his eschewal of such references may well come as a moderate relief to many twenty-first-century readers.


late Middle English: from Old French eschiver, ultimately of Germanic origin and related to German scheuen 'shun', also to shy1.

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