chariness [ chair-ee-nis ]
1. the state or quality of being chary.
2. Obsolete. scrupulous integrity.
WORDS RELATED TO CHARINESS
wariness, carefulness, watchfulness, precaution, alertness, care, cautiousness
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Origin: First recorded in 1565–75; chary + -ness
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR CHARINESS
Not until we have read Men in Battle do we fully appreciate Barbusse's chariness in the use of material effects.
THE FORERUNNERS|ROMAIN ROLLAND
She had tried to make him divine all this in the chariness of her promise to write.
TALES OF MEN AND GHOSTS|EDITH WHARTON
Nay, I will consent to act any villany against him, that may not sully the chariness of our honesty.
THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR|WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
"A wilfu man maun hae his ain way—do as you like," rejoined William Brydon, affectin a chariness he did not altogether feel.
WILSON'S TALES OF THE BORDERS AND OF SCOTLAND|VARIOUS
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