HyperDic: cagey

English > 2 senses of the word cagey:
ADJECTIVEallcagey, cagy, canny, clevershowing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others
allcagey, cagy, charycharacterized by great caution and wariness
cagey > pronunciation
Soundskey'jhiy
RhymesAgee ... zoology: 128 rhymes with jhiy...
English > cagey: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningshowing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others.
Example"a cagey lawyer"
Synonymscagy, canny, clever
Broadersmartshowing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness
Spanishespabilado, ingenioso
Catalanenginyós, espavilat, llest
English > cagey: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningCharacterized by great caution and wariness.
Example"a cagey avoidance of a definite answer"
Synonymscagy, chary
Broadercautiousshowing careful forethought
Spanishcauteloso, cauto, ladino
Catalancaut, cautelós

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