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chary

char·y

chary

 
pronunciation:
cher i
part of speech: adjective
inflections: charier, chariest
definition 1: wary or mindful; cautious.
a chary investor
similar words:
cagey, canny, cautious, safe, shy, wary
definition 2: selective; fastidious.
He is chary about who reads his work.
definition 3: bashful; timid.
chary of meeting new people
definition 4: not dispensing freely; sparing (often fol. by of).
He is chary of complements from strangers.She is chary of favors to mere acquaintances.
derivation: charily (adv.)