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cagey

(adjective) Showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others.

Synonyms: canny, clever

Usage: The jurors saw right through the cagey lawyer's attempt to divert their attention away from the evidence.
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characterized by great caution and wariness
“a cagey avoidance of a definite answer”
Synonyms:
cagy, chary
cautious
showing careful forethought
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cagey (adj.)
"evasive, reticent," 1896, U.S. colloquial, of unknown origin. Earlier in English dialect it meant "sportive."
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Definition of cagey


cagier; cagiest


1 :hesitant about committing oneself ·officials are cagey about giving out details



2 a :wary of being trapped or deceived :shrewd ·a cagey consumer


b :marked by cleverness ·a cagey reply
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Related to cagey: crotchety, counterproductive, unequivocally, snide
ca·gey also ca·gy (kā′jē)
adj. ca·gi·er, ca·gi·est
1. Wary; careful: a cagey avoidance of a definite answer.
2. Crafty; shrewd: a cagey lawyer.
[Origin unknown.]
ca′gi·ly adv.
ca′gi·ness n.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
cagey (ˈkeɪdʒɪ) or cagy
adj, -ier or -iest
informal not open or frank; cautious; wary
[C20: of unknown origin]
ˈcagily adv
ˈcaginess, ˈcageyness, ˈcagyness n
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
cag•ey or cag•y (ˈkeɪ dʒi)

adj. cag•i•er, cag•i•est.
cautious, wary, or shrewd: a cagey manner; a cagey reply.
[1890–95, Amer.]
cag′i•ly, adv.
cag′i•ness, n.
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Adj. 1. cagey - showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others; "a cagey lawyer"; "too clever to be sound"
cagy, canny, clever
smart - showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness
2. cagey - characterized by great caution and wariness; "a cagey avoidance of a definite answer"; "chary of the risks

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cagey

Definition: (adjective) Showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others.
Synonyms: canny, clever
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