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English definition of “work-shy”

work-shy

adjective   /ˈwɜːk.ʃaɪ/ US  /ˈwɝːk-/ UK disapproving
disliking work and trying to avoid it when possible: Most of the unemployed are not work-shy and genuinely do want jobs.Laziness and lazy peopleAvoiding action
(Definition of work-shy adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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