gunshy
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ɡʌn.ʃaɪ/ attn en
Adjective

gunshy

  1. Afraid to use a gun.
  2. Frightened by the sound of gunfire.
  3. (figurative) Fearing the consequences of repeating an act, especially after being reprimanded.
    After his last suggestion was laughed at by his colleagues, he was gunshy about making another suggestion.



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