Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being cagey.

Etymologies

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From cagy +‎ -ness.

Examples

  • Walter Trohan always found that caginess irritating.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • Caution and caginess has come to underpin every step of the midfielder's rehabilitation but there is optimism at Arsenal that his season is far from over.

    Arsenal's Per Mertesacker out for over a month with ankle injury

  • Now, Palin's caginess began to make sense to Stewart.

    Jon Stewart: 'Sarah Palin May Be A Russian Spy'

  • It's just that his little game - that blend of wit, charm and caginess - has worn thin.

    Marshall Fine: Movie review: Solitary Man

  • Suddenly it all makes sense—his caginess about his clients, the sources of his information, and his resources.

    A Hidden Affair

  • His caginess did not exactly delight her, but that issue was for another time and place.

    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Skin Deep

  • Rauh described Barcella's skills as a trial attorney and investigator as a blend of caginess and empathy that won over police detectives and jurors alike.

    At courthouse, Washington legal community mourns Lawrence Barcella

  • Her split image "" be-flummoxed '' her, an aide said, though she herself seemed at times to make it worse with her lawyerly caginess under fire.

    Wild Card

  • The obvious answer would be to oppose it on the grounds that the Bush Administration has already shown itself to be dishonest and incompetent with Iraq, but do the Democrats in D.C. have the guts to vote against a war resolution, especially when it concerns a country that, in contrast to Saddam Hussein's caginess, is openly flaunting its nuclear technology?

    Greg Saunders: Echoes of 2002

  • Because of UBS's caginess in disclosing full losses thus far, Stalmann says his 'guesstimate' is up to $40 billion in exposure not yet publicly known.

    UBS Expected

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