A compound adjective is an adjective which is made up of
two parts and it is usually written with a hyphen. The second part
of the compound adjective is frequently a present or past participle.
1. A large number of compound adjectives describe personal appearance:
curly-haired, blue-eyed, tight-fitting, ...
2. Another set of compound adjectives describes a
person's character: absent-minded, easy-going, two-faced,
3. Another group of compound adjectives are those where the second
part is a preposition: an all-out strike (total), a burnt-out
car (nothing left in it after the fire), a broken-down bus
(it won't work),
worn-out shoes (can't be worn anymore), a drive-in
movie (you watch from your car), ...