To keep away from
To slight (someone) deliberately
However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names.
He that would live to the next world must shun this.
The same fear often led him to shun all society for days at a time; but frequently he would apply to "professors" for spiritual direction and consolation.
His own interactions with deities left him more than willing to shun them, if at all possible.
Even wild ibex have been known to stray among the herds of goats, although they shun the society of chamois.