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charily

[ chair-uh-lee ]
/ ˈtʃɛər ə li /
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adverb

carefully; warily.
sparingly; frugally.

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Origin of charily

First recorded in 1570–80; chary + -ly

OTHER WORDS FROM charily

un·char·i·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for charily

charily
/ (ˈtʃɛərɪlɪ) /

adverb

cautiously; carefully
sparingly
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