Adjective(1) showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others(2) characterized by great caution and wariness
(1) She is cagey about the terminology, though, and doesn't use it in the book.(2) The bird sellers are extremely cagey about sharing information, especially with press persons.(3) He is cagey , though, on the extent to which he will have room to manoeuvre in the business of player recruitment.(4) So they are cagey about letting the common herd assess their work.(5) Tassie is cagey about the worth of his license, but the 30 or so permits in his zone are worth more than $4 million each.(6) Suddenly, caution was the watchword and she grew cagey and defensive, waiting for the chances to land in her lap.(7) When I asked to meet him in person, his publicity people turned cagey , stoking my curiosity even more.(8) He's acting mighty cagey for a guy who just reads the papers, don't you think?(9) I had the distinct impression that he would not appreciate the wrong answer so I decided to play it cagey .(10) He is intent on making people look good but not necessarily beautiful in his work and achieves this by capturing secretive, edgy or cagey subjects.(11) I've been dating Sam for months now, but just recently he's become very secretive and cagey around me.(12) If the 25-year-old was less unassuming and more cagey , he would know that is not the sort of thing a team's talismanic striker is meant to say.(13) It's just a case of playing cagey , going careful, and not overstretching yourself.(14) Gilbert was being very cagey about his future prospects yesterday.(15) While some were cagey , to say the least, others had no such problems.(16) Though still cagey about the new novel's subject matter, he does say it will deal with terrorism and with a hostage crisis.
1. secretive ::
2. chary ::
3. clever ::
1. artless ::
2. ingenuous ::
3. innocent ::
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He's always been very CAGEY about what
he puts in his egg salad to make it so tasty.
The Big Bang Theory Season 6, Episode 8
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