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CAGEY (cagier, cagiest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cagey mean? 

CAGEY (adjective)
  The adjective CAGEY has 2 senses:

1. showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others
2. characterized by great cautious and wariness

  Familiarity information: CAGEY used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CAGEY (adjective)


Sense 1cagey [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others

Synonyms:

cagey; cagy; canny; clever

Context examples:

a cagey lawyer / too clever to be sound

Similar:

smart (showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness)


Sense 2cagey [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characterized by great cautious and wariness

Synonyms:

chary; cagey; cagy

Context examples:

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

Similar:

cautious (showing careful forethought)


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