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Definition of "chary" [char•y]

  • Very cautious; wary: was chary of the risks involved. (adjective)
  • Not giving or expending freely; sparing: was chary of compliments. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "chary" in a sentence
  • "The Telangana JAC district convenor Dr. K.naka chary and Co,. convener, K. Rangaraju and a host of other leaders took part."
  • "Maybe they are, in some strange way, but I'll bet Sy hersh really said, "chary", or even "wary"."
  • "This year, six students went that far until stumped by the words "chary," "nadir" and "yamen" in the next three rounds."