10/25/11

Chary

Chary
If someone is a chary person...

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No. Chary means to be a spendthrift or frugal.
It also means to be cautious and not reckless.
So... they do not give away money.
 

Chary

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.
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