cagy :

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  • s  showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others
  • s  characterized by great caution and wariness

  • The winners, in order: "mentor" (usually "cagy" or "genial"), "inked pact," "pay dirt," "circuit clout," "gonfalon," "roaring back or out or from behind.
  • He sings, dances, waltzes a bull, tools a Jag, rolls them bones, engages in cagy combat with a self-opening door, and carries off scene after lifeless scene with a diffident .
  • President Miguel Ydigoras Fuentes, 67, the cagy old soldier who had only a year to go before completing his elected six-year term of office, had been overthrown.

  • Yoko Ono in San Francisco Chronicle
    I'm always skeptical, because I'm responsible for the image of John and all that, and I just don't want to make a mistake,Ono said. "Quite often, people approach me and they say one thing, then they do the other, so I was very cagy about...
  • Blanche Lincoln in Politics Daily (blog)
    Lincoln said she would like the third parties to make their identities clear, "instead of making cagy names, or putting them at the bottom of their ads, or their postcards, or anything else."
  • Ray Everett-Church in San Francisco Chronicle
    Companies play games by being cagy and obtuse,Everett-Church said. "It just heightens suspicions and exacerbates the problem."

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