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From Scots scunner/skunner (to shrink back). Earliest documented use: verb: 1425, noun: 1512.
“The smell was so scunnering it made him want to puke up.”
Obituary: Stanley Robertson; The Economist (London, UK); Sep 5, 2009.
“Perhaps if she did not call her a scunner right off, they might be friends.”
Marti Talbott; A Time of Madness; MT Creations Corporation; 2011.
See more usage examples of scunner in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:I like not only to be loved, but to be told that I am loved; the realm of silence is large enough beyond the grave. -George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans), novelist (22 Nov 1819-1880)