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Wordnet 3.0


1. characterized by great caution and wariness;
- Example: "a cagey avoidance of a definite answer"
- Example: "chary of the risks involved"
- Example: "a chary investor"
[syn: cagey, cagy, chary]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Chary \Char"y\ (ch[^a]r"[y^] or ch[=a]"r[y^]; 277), a. [AS. cearig careful, fr. cearu care. See Care.] 1. Careful; wary; cautious; not rash, or reckless; as, the latest internet IPO's were shunned by investors made chary by the poor performance of the first wave of companies that went public. [1913 Webster +PJC] His rising reputation made him more chary of his fame. --Jeffrey. [1913 Webster] 2. Saving; frugal; sparing; not spendthrift; -- often used with of; as, chary of his praise. [1913 Webster +PJC] 3. Fastidious; picky; choosy. [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

chary adj 1: characterized by great caution and wariness; "a cagey avoidance of a definite answer"; "chary of the risks involved"; "a chary investor" [syn: cagey, cagy, chary]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

47 Moby Thesaurus words for "chary": Scotch, cagey, calculating, canny, careful, cheeseparing, circumspect, conserving, considerate, constrained, discreet, disinclined, distrustful, economic, economical, economizing, forehanded, frugal, gingerly, guarded, hesitant, inhibited, labor-saving, leery, loath, mistrustful, money-saving, parsimonious, penny-wise, provident, prudent, prudential, reluctant, restrained, safe, saving, scrimping, shy, skimping, spare, sparing, suspecting, suspicious, thrifty, time-saving, unwasteful, wary