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chariness n : the trait of being cautious and watchful [syn: wariness] [ant: unwariness]

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  1. The condition of being chary; caution
    • 1855 Washington Irving, The Crayon Reading Book
      One great thing undoubtedly was, the chariness of herself and her conduct, which an unmarried female always observes.


  • Dutch: voorzichtigheid, terughoudendheid
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