cagey

Definitions of cagey
  1. adjective
    characterized by great caution and wariness
    “a cagey avoidance of a definite answer”
    synonyms: cagy, chary
    cautious
    showing careful forethought
  2. adjective
    showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others
    “a cagey lawyer”
    synonyms: cagy, canny, clever
    smart
    showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness
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