work-shy

work-shy
adjective disinclined to work.

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  • work-shy — ˈwork shy adjective disapproving lazy and not wanting to work: • The minister was criticized for branding the young unemployed as work shy …   Financial and business terms

  • work-shy — adj someone who is work shy tries to avoid working because they do not like it = ↑lazy …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • work-shy — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ disinclined to work …   English terms dictionary

  • work-shy — adjective disinclined to work or exertion faineant kings under whose rule the country languished an indolent hanger on too lazy to wash the dishes shiftless idle youth slothful employees the unemployed are not necessarily work shy • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • work-shy — also workshy ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n (disapproval) If you describe someone as work shy, you disapprove of them because you think they are lazy and do not want to work. [BRIT] He is a morose, work shy layabout. Syn: lazy …   English dictionary

  • work-shy — adjective someone who is work shy tries to avoid working because they do not like it …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • work-shy — /ˈwɜk ʃaɪ/ (say werk shuy) adjective disliking and tending to avoid work or effort of any kind; lazy …  

  • Union of Conscientiously Work-Shy Elements — The Union of Conscientiously Work Shy Elements ( da. Sammenslutning af Bevidst Arbejdssky Elementer) was an unusually successful frivolous political party in Denmark. It was founded in Aarhus in 1979 by a comedian, Jacob Haugaard (born 1952), and …   Wikipedia

  • shy — shy1 [ʃaı] adj comparative shyer superlative shyest [: Old English; Origin: sceoh] 1.) nervous and embarrassed about meeting and speaking to other people, especially people you do not know ▪ He was a quiet, shy man. shy with ▪ She was very shy… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shy — 1. adj., v., & n. adj. (shyer, shyest or shier, shiest) 1 a diffident or uneasy in company; timid. b (of an animal, bird, etc.) easily startled; timid. 2 (foll. by of) avoiding; chary of (shy of his aunt; shy of going to meetings). 3 (in comb.)… …   Useful english dictionary

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