cagily
adverb see cagey

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cagily — cagey (also cagy) ► ADJECTIVE informal ▪ uncommunicative owing to caution or suspicion. DERIVATIVES cagily adverb caginess (also cageyness) noun. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • cagily — adverb in a cagey manner I don t know yet, he answered cagily • Syn: ↑circumspectly • Derived from adjective: ↑circumspect (for: ↑circumspectly), ↑cagy …   Useful english dictionary

  • cagily — See cagey. * * * …   Universalium

  • cagily — adverb In a cagy manner …   Wiktionary

  • cagily — adv. secretly, discreetly; cautiously, guardedly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cagily — ca·gi·ly …   English syllables

  • cagily — See: cagey …   English dictionary

  • cagey — cagily, adv. caginess, cageyness, n. /kay jee/, adj., cagier, cagiest. cautious, wary, or shrewd: a cagey reply to the probing question. Also, cagy. [1890 95, Amer.; CAGE + Y1] Syn. careful, prudent, leery, chary. Ant …   Universalium

  • circumspectly — adverb in a cagey manner I don t know yet, he answered cagily • Syn: ↑cagily • Derived from adjective: ↑circumspect, ↑cagy (for: ↑cagily) …   Useful english dictionary

  • cagey — [[t]ke͟ɪʤi[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you say that someone is being cagey about something, you mean that you think they are deliberately not giving you much information or expressing an opinion about it. He is cagey about what he was paid for the… …   English dictionary

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