Synonyms and Antonyms of fight shy of
to get or keep away from (as a responsibility) through cleverness or trickery
- They'd always managed to fight shy of legal recourse.
avoid, dodge, duck, elude, escape, eschew, evade, finesse, get around, scape, shake, shirk, shuffle (out of), shun, weasel (out of)
avert, deflect, divert, obviate, parry, prevent, ward (off)
ban, bar, debar, eliminate, except, exclude, preclude, rule out
bypass, circumvent, skirt
foil, fox, frustrate, outfox, outsmart, outwit, overreach, thwart