-shy

[[t]-ʃaɪ[/t]]
COMB in ADJ
-shy is added to nouns to form adjectives which indicate that someone does not like a particular thing, and tries to avoid it. For example, someone who is camera-shy does not like having their photograph taken.

They are normally camera-shy but found themselves in the spotlight yesterday after their spectacular resolution of an apparently insoluble problem...

The publicity-shy singer spoke frankly in his first interview in three years.


English dictionary. 2008.

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