chariness

noun

char·​i·​ness ˈcher-ē-nəs How to pronounce chariness (audio)
1
: the quality or state of being chary : caution
2
: carefully preserved state : integrity

Examples of chariness in a Sentence

approached the can't-miss investment opportunity with the chariness of someone who's been burned before
Recent Examples on the Web The best Americans, the ones who grasped the cognitive-cultural oceans separating America and Russia, entered into combat with Moscow with a great chariness. vanityfair.com, 20 July 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1562, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of chariness was in 1562

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“Chariness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chariness. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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