chary /ˈʧæri, ˈʧɛr-/
1. Careful; wary; cautious; not rash, or reckless; as, the latest internet IPO's were shunned by investors made chary by the poor performance of the first wave of companies that went public.
His rising reputation made him more chary of his fame. --Jeffrey.
2. Saving; frugal; sparing; not spendthrift; -- often used with of; as, chary of his praise.
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]
[also: chariest, charier]