Definition of Cagey

1. Adjective. Showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others. "Too clever to be sound"

Exact synonyms: Cagy, Canny, Clever
Similar to: Smart



2. Adjective. Characterized by great caution and wariness. "A chary investor"
Exact synonyms: Cagy, Chary
Similar to: Cautious
Derivative terms: Chariness

Definition of Cagey

1. Adjective. wary, careful, shrewd ¹

2. Adjective. uncommunicative; unwilling or hesitant to give information. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cagey

1. shrewd [adj CAGIER, CAGIEST] - See also: shrewd

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cagey

caged
caged ATP
cageful
cagefuls
cageless
cagelike
cageling
cagelings
cagemate
cagemates
cager
cagers
cages
cagework
cageworks
cagey (current term)
cageyness
cageynesses
cagier
cagiest
cagily
caginess
caginesses
caging
cagot
cagots
cagoul
cagoule
cagoules
cagouls

Literary usage of Cagey

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1. Should Barack Obama Be President? by W. Frederick Zimmerman (2006)
"BILL O'REILLY THINKS OBAMA is cagey. Newsweek interviewed Bill O'Reilly about his latest book, ... If you're Bill O'Reilly, practically anyone looks cagey. ..."

2. American Birds, Beasts and BlossomsNature (1980)
"cagey bargaining with the farmer and a loan from the American Philosophical Society completed the transaction, and after a dramatic exhumation operation the ..."

3. Reminiscences of General Basil W. Duke by Basil Wilson Duke (1909)
""Isn't this cagey Graham's house?" I responded. "I was told to ask for him." "What in the — do you want with cagey Graham?" he inquired with considerable ..."

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