AskDefine | Define cagey

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cagey adj
1 showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others; "a cagey lawyer"; "too clever to be sound" [syn: cagy, canny, clever]
2 characterized by great cautious and wariness; "a cagey avoidance of a definite answer"; "chary of the risks involved"; "a chary investor" [syn: cagy, chary] [also: cagiest, cagier]

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Adjective

  1. Wary, careful, shrewd; uncommunicative; unwilling or hesitant to give information.

Translations

wary, careful, shrewd; uncommunicative; unwilling or hesitant to give information

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