|part of speech:
||wary or mindful; cautious.
a chary investor
- similar words:
- cagey, canny, cautious, safe, shy, wary
He is chary about who reads his work.
chary of meeting new people
||not dispensing freely; sparing (often fol. by of).
He is chary of complements from strangers.She is chary of favors to mere acquaintances.
||abstemious, careful, cheap, churlish, circumspect, discreet, economical, frugal, gingerly, mindful, provident, prudent, shy, sparing, suspicious, vigilant, wary, watchful