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Tuesday, December 28, 1999

Definitions for chary

  1. Wary; cautious.
  2. Not giving or expending freely; sparing.

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Citations for chary
What do you suppose the Founding Fathers, so chary of overweening government power, would make of a prosecutor with virtually unlimited reach and a staff the size of a small town? , Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Investors should be chary, however, for the returns are far from sizzling. , Fortune
Origin of chary
1000
Chary comes from Old English cearig, "careful, sorrowful," from cearu, "grief, sorrow, care."