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Definition 1: characterized by great caution and wariness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where cagey or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a cagey avoidance of a definite answer
  • chary of the risks involved
  • a chary investor

Synonyms for cagey in the sense of this definition

(cagey is similar to ...) showing careful forethought

"reserved and cautious; never making swift decisions" "a cautious driver"

Definition 2: showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where cagey or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a cagey lawyer
  • too clever to be sound

Synonyms for cagey in the sense of this definition

(cagey is similar to ...) showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness

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