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chary

Postby KatyBr » Sun Jun 19, 2005 8:41 pm

char·y (châr)
adj. char·i·er, char·i·est
1. Very cautious; wary: was chary of the risks involved.
2. Not giving or expending freely; sparing: was chary of compliments.

[Middle English chari, careful, sorrowful, from Old English cearig, sorrowful, from cearu, sorrow; see care.]



chari·ly adv.
chari·ness n.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.

it's one of my favorite words lately, I'm not chary of it.

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Postby Apoclima » Sun Jun 19, 2005 8:48 pm

You do find some odd ones, Katy! At least you're not chary about posting them for all of us!

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