Chary \Char"y\, a. [AS. cearig careful, fr. cearu care. See {Care}.] Careful; wary; cautious; not rash, reckless, or spendthrift; saving; frugal. His rising reputation made him more chary of his fame. --Jeffrey. web1913
chary adj : characterized by great cautious and wariness; "a cagey avoidance of a definite answer"; "chary of the risks involved"; "a chary investor" [syn: {cagey}, {cagy}] wn