cautious or careful; wary:
He was chary of investing in oil wells.
She is excessively chary about her friends.
sparing (often followed by of):
chary of his praise.
adjective charier, chariest
Old English cearig “sorrowful” (see care (n.)). Sense evolved 16c. from “full of care” to “careful.” Cognate with Old Saxon carag, Old High German charag “sorrow, trouble, care.” Related: Charily; chariness.
a city in E Afghanistan, in the Hindu Kush range.
carefully; warily. sparingly; frugally. adverb cautiously; carefully sparingly
the state or quality of being chary. Obsolete. scrupulous integrity. noun the state of being chary
a light, two-wheeled vehicle for one person, usually drawn by two horses and driven from a standing position, used in ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, etc., in warfare, racing, hunting, etc. a light, four-wheeled pleasure carriage. any stately carriage. Facetious. an automobile. to convey in a chariot. to ride in or drive a chariot. noun a […]