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Meaning of CHARY

Pronunciation:  'chehree

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  characterized by great cautious and wariness; "a cagey avoidance of a definite answer"; "chary of the risks involved"; "a chary investor"

CHARY is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: cagey, cagy, cautious



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Char"y\, a. [AS. cearig careful, fr. cearu care. See
Careful; wary; cautious; not rash, reckless, or spendthrift;
saving; frugal.

      His rising reputation made him more chary of his fame.

Thesaurus Terms
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