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Word of the Day 5/6/14 Chary

Chary (adjective)
char·y [chair-ee]


adjective, char·i·er, char·i·est.
1. cautious or careful; wary: He was chary of investing in oil wells.
2. shy; timid.
3. fastidious; choosy: She is excessively chary about her friends.
4. sparing (often followed by of): chary of his praise.

Synonyms
1. circumspect.
4. frugal.

Antonyms
1. trustful.
2. confident.
3. uncritical.
4. lavish.

Origin: before 1000; Middle English; Old English cearig sorrowful ( c ( e ) ar ( u ) care + -ig -y1 ); cognate with Old Saxon karag, Old High German karag ( German karg scanty, paltry)


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