Definition of Chary

1. Adjective. Characterized by great caution and wariness. "A chary investor"

Exact synonyms: Cagey, Cagy
Similar to: Cautious
Derivative terms: Chariness



Definition of Chary

1. a. Careful; wary; cautious; not rash, reckless, or spendthrift; saving; frugal.

Definition of Chary

1. Adjective. (obsolete) Sad; sorrowful; grievous. ¹

2. Adjective. Disposed to cherish with care; careful. ¹

3. Adjective. Cautious; wary; shy. ¹

4. Adjective. Sparing; not lavish; not disposed to give freely; frugal; ungenerous. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chary

1. cautious [adj CHARIER, CHARIEST] - See also: cautious

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chary

chartreuse
chartreuses
chartroom
chartrooms
charts
chartularies
chartulary
charva
charvas
charver
charvers
charvette
charvettes
charwoman
charwomen
chary (current term)
charybdotoxin
chas
chasable
chase
chase a rainbow
chase after
chase away
chase down
chase gun
chase guns
chase off
chase plane
chase port

Literary usage of Chary

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1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1856)
"But he must Downe, although so much Divine Before he Rise never to Set but Shine. and Tipperary, would hardly be omitted, however chary the heralds might be ..."

2. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1868)
"The rebels were chary of their powder, saving it for sterner uses, and anxious to conceal their pieces that they might again employ them at a range of their ..."

3. Indian Wars of New England by Herbert Milton Sylvester (1910)
"... by which he enabled several others to escape whom the savages were intending to waylay.2 The savages were chary about meeting the New Hampshire men, ..."

4. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1870)
"They boarded the British mail steamer Cuba, seized the mail-bags addressed to Mr. St. John, the British chary< d'affaires at Port au Prince, broke the seals ..."

5. Biographical and Critical Essays: Reprinted from Reviews, with Additions and by Abraham Hayward (1873)
"... and she was by no means chary in exhibiting them. On ceremonial occasions, a page entered with a cushion of dark velvet, on which she placed her foot, ..."

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