a group of languages of E Africa, now generally regarded as a branch of the Nilo-Saharan family, spoken in parts of the Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaïre), Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, and adjacent countries
relating to or belonging to this group of languages
noun (informal) a jocular spelling of charity, as pronounced in a mid-Atlantic accent
cautious or careful; wary: He was chary of investing in oil wells. shy; timid. fastidious; choosy: She is excessively chary about her friends. sparing (often followed by of): chary of his praise. adjective charier, chariest wary; careful choosy; finicky shy sparing; mean adj. Old English cearig “sorrowful” (see care (n.)). Sense evolved 16c. from “full […]
a city in E Afghanistan, in the Hindu Kush range.
carefully; warily. sparingly; frugally. adverb cautiously; carefully sparingly