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chariness

[chair-ee-nis]
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noun
  1. the state or quality of being chary.
  2. Obsolete. scrupulous integrity.
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Origin of chariness

First recorded in 1565–75; chary + -ness
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Examples from the Web for chariness

Historical Examples

  • She had tried to make him divine all this in the chariness of her promise to write.

    Tales Of Men And Ghosts

    Edith Wharton

  • Nay, I will consent to act any villany against him, that may not sully the chariness of our honesty.

    The Merry Wives of Windsor

    William Shakespeare

  • Not until we have read Men in Battle do we fully appreciate Barbusse's chariness in the use of material effects.

    The Forerunners

    Romain Rolland

  • "A wilfu man maun hae his ain way—do as you like," rejoined William Brydon, affectin a chariness he did not altogether feel.


British Dictionary definitions for chariness

chariness

noun
  1. the state of being chary
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