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Meaning of chary

char•y

Pronunciation: (châr'ē), [key]
— char•i•er, char•i•est.
  1. cautious or careful; wary: He was chary of investing in oil wells.
  2. shy; timid.
  3. fastidious; choosy: She is excessively chary about her friends.
  4. sparing (often fol. by of&hasp;): chary of his praise.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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