chary

Part of speech: adjective

Cautious; wary.

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Usage examples "chary":

  1. Even when men are rowing a second or third race in the day, they should not be chary of extending themselves for a few strokes on the way to the post. - "Boating", W. B. Woodgate Commentator: Harvey Mason.
  2. Both her independence and her unselfishness made her very chary of giving trouble. - "Emily Brontë", A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson.
  3. He was not able to be altogether uncivil to them, because he knew all that they had done to succour his client; but he avoided them when it was possible, and was chary of giving them information. - "Lady Anna", Anthony Trollope.