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synonyms for chary

  • cagey
  • calculating
  • canny
  • circumspect
  • considerate
  • constrained
  • discreet
  • economical
  • fastidious
  • frugal
  • gingerly
  • guarded
  • heedful
  • hesitant
  • inhibited
  • leery
  • loath
  • miserly
  • particular
  • prudent
  • reluctant
  • restrained
  • safe
  • scrupulous
  • sparing
  • stingy
  • suspicious
  • thrifty
  • uneasy
  • wary
  • watchful
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antonyms for chary

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  • careless
  • hasty
  • heedless
  • incautious
  • rash
  • uncareful
  • willing
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How to use chary in a sentence

Alexandra Andreievna, unlike her husband, was rather reserved and chary of endearments.
THE LIFE & LETTERS OF PETER ILICH TCHAIKOVSKYMODESTE TCHAIKOVSKY
It made him very unhappy and more chary in future of confiding his plans to his friends.
THE LIFE & LETTERS OF PETER ILICH TCHAIKOVSKYMODESTE TCHAIKOVSKY
His little mistress still had her moods, and was tantalisingly chary of her soft words and caresses.
THE QUIVER 3/1900ANONYMOUS
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 STAGEH. NOEL WILLIAMS
This was one of the rare occasions when the termagant was strangely chary about giving offence.
COURT BEAUTIES OF OLD WHITEHALLW. R. H. TROWBRIDGE
It had never been expressed in words or demonstration, for of these things the mountaineer is as chary as a grizzly.
THE CODE OF THE MOUNTAINSCHARLES NEVILLE BUCK
I am humanly fond of honors that happen, but chary of those that come by canvass and intention.
MARK TWAIN, A BIOGRAPHY, 1835-1910, COMPLETEALBERT BIGELOW PAINE
The fox sparrow, who passes earlier (sometimes in March), is also chary of the music with which he is so richly endowed.
A YEAR IN THE FIELDSJOHN BURROUGHS
Belfort saluted Miss Desmond in his most courtly manner, but was chary of politeness to the remainder of us.
IN HOSTILE REDJOSEPH ALTSHELER
But perhaps for that very reason I ought to be the more chary in endangering the only support that she is like to have.
CAN YOU FORGIVE HER?ANTHONY TROLLOPE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO CHARY

  • abashed
  • backward
  • blushful
  • blushing
  • chary
  • confused
  • constrained
  • coy
  • demure
  • diffident
  • embarrassed
  • humble
  • modest
  • nervous
  • overmodest
  • recoiling
  • reserved
  • reticent
  • retiring
  • self-conscious
  • self-effacing
  • shamefaced
  • sheepish
  • shrinking
  • silent
  • timid
  • timorous
  • unassertive
  • verecund
  • Machiavellian
  • artful
  • canny
  • careful
  • cautious
  • chary
  • circumspect
  • considerate
  • contriving
  • crafty
  • cunning
  • designing
  • devious
  • discreet
  • gingerly
  • guarded
  • guileful
  • intelligent
  • manipulative
  • politic
  • safe
  • scheming
  • sharp
  • shrewd
  • sly
  • wary
  • wily
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