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charily

[chair-uh-lee] /ˈtʃɛər ə li/
adverb
1.
carefully; warily.
2.
sparingly; frugally.
Origin of charily
1570-1580
1570-80; chary + -ly
Related forms
uncharily, adverb
Synonyms
1. guardedly, cautiously.
Antonyms
1. boldly. 2. liberally.
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Historical Examples
  • Now they stretched themselves out on their elbows and began to puff, charily, and with slender confidence.

    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • She had heard her speak casually, but charily, of having lived in Fordham.

    Ruth Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  • He went and knocked, and, behold, the door was promptly but charily opened.

    The Flaming Sword in Serbia and Elsewhere Mabel Annie Boulton Stobart
  • It is not a difficult task to praise a heroine, and one that should be indulged in but charily.

    Coniston, Complete Winston Churchill
  • O beauties, look to your busk-points; if not chastely, yet charily: be sure the door be bolted.

British Dictionary definitions for charily

charily

/ˈtʃɛərɪlɪ/
adverb
1.
cautiously; carefully
2.
sparingly
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