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Synonyms of 'cagey'

(adjective) 
Definition
reluctant to go into details
(informal)  He is cagey about what he was paid for his business.
Synonyms
guarded
The boy gave him a guarded reply.
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reserved
He was unemotional and reserved.
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careful
One has to be extremely careful when dealing with these people.
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cautious
Mr King clearly has a cautious approach to change.
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wary
Keep a wary eye on children when they are playing near water.
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discreet
He followed at a discreet distance.
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shrewd
She's a shrewd businesswoman.
a shrewd guess
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wily
He is an experienced and wily old statesman.
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reticent
She is so reticent about her achievements.
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noncommittal
I've got a nasty feeling that I shall get a very bland non-committal answer.
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chary
Some people are rather chary of being associated with him.
Opposites

Additional synonyms

in the sense of careful
Definition
cautious in attitude or action
One has to be extremely careful when dealing with these people.
in the sense of cautious
Definition
showing or having caution
Mr King clearly has a cautious approach to change.
Synonyms
cagey (informal),
on your toes,
belt-and-braces,
keeping a weather eye on,
in the sense of chary
Definition
wary or careful
Some people are rather chary of being associated with him.

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