adjective, char·i·er, char·i·est.
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Origin of chary
OTHER WORDS FROM charychar·i·ly, adverbun·char·y, adjective
Words nearby chary
Example sentences from the Web for chary
As a rule, I am chary about doling out diagnoses unless there is a clear indication to do so.
Alexandra Andreievna, unlike her husband, was rather reserved and chary of endearments.
It made him very unhappy and more chary in future of confiding his plans to his friends.
His little mistress still had her moods, and was tantalisingly chary of her soft words and caresses.The Quiver 3/1900|Anonymous
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
This was one of the rare occasions when the termagant was strangely chary about giving offence.Court Beauties of Old Whitehall|W. R. H. Trowbridge