Definitions for chary
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cagey, cagy, charyadjective
characterized by great caution and wariness
"a cagey avoidance of a definite answer"; "chary of the risks involved"; "a chary investor"
Fastidious; picky; choosy.
Careful; wary; cautious; not rash, or reckless; as, the latest internet IPO's were shunned by investors made chary by the poor performance of the first wave of companies that went public.
Saving; frugal; sparing; not spendthrift; -- often used with of; as, chary of his praise.
Sad; sorrowful; grievous.
Disposed to cherish with care; careful.
Cautious; wary; shy.
Sparing; not lavish; not disposed to give freely; frugal; ungenerous.
I am chary of giving him too many compliments and favours.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Careful; cautious; wary; frugal.
Etymology: from care.
Over his kindred he held a wary and chary care, which bountifully was expressed, when occasion so required. Richard Carew, Survey of Cornwal.
The chariest maid is prodigal enough,
If she unmask her beauty to the moon. William Shakespeare.
Chary refers to cautiously or suspiciously reluctant to do something or characterized by great caution and wariness. It may also denote being slow or reluctant to give, or share, something due to a lack of trust or desire to preserve.
careful; wary; cautious; not rash, reckless, or spendthrift; saving; frugal
Etymology: [AS. cearig careful, fr. cearu care. See Care.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
chār′i, adj. sparing: cautious.—adv. Char′ily.—n. Char′iness. [A.S. cearig—cearu, care.]
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Chary is ranked #108199 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Chary surname appeared 164 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Chary.
67.6% or 111 total occurrences were Asian.
23.1% or 38 total occurrences were White.
3.6% or 6 total occurrences were Black.
3.6% or 6 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
The numerical value of chary in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of chary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Your women of honor, as you call em, are only chary of their reputations, not their persons; and 'Tis scandal that they would avoid, not men.
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