adjective, char·i·er, char·i·est.
Origin of chary
Related formschar·i·ly, adverbun·char·y, adjective
Examples from the Web for chary
As a rule, I am chary about doling out diagnoses unless there is a clear indication to do so.
Nor was he chary at first of saying that he had taken his grand-niece in because there was no one else to whom she could go.Ruth Fielding Down in Dixie|Alice B. Emerson
The Mercure—the staid Mercure, so chary of its praise—can find no word to describe her acting but that of sublime.Queens of the French Stage|H. Noel Williams
When seen on his customary stand, he was avoided by all who were chary of their character, or scrupulous of appearances.The Bravo|J. Fenimore Cooper