Definition of chary:
stingy, careful, economical, petrified, conservative, wary, panic-stricken, circumspect, canny, cagey, circumspect, provident, thrifty, guarded, fearful, save, cautious, economical, gingerly, cagy, forehanded, wary, afraid, frightened, saving, sparing, intimidated, miserly, safe, clever, sparing, prudent, scotch, (with) your heart in your mouth, alert, considerate, startled, heedful, careful, alarmed, frugal, scared.
- "Across the Zodiac", Percy Greg.
- "The Grafters", Francis Lynde.
- "The Desire of the Moth; and The Come On", Eugene Manlove Rhodes.