chariness

noun
char·​i·​ness | \ˈcher-ē-nəs \

Definition of chariness 

1 : the quality or state of being chary : caution

2 : carefully preserved state : integrity

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Examples of chariness in a Sentence

approached the can't-miss investment opportunity with the chariness of someone who's been burned before

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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, "How Russia Mercilessly Played Trump for a Fool," 20 July 2017

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First Known Use of chariness

1571, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of chariness was in 1571

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