cagey

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having or showing a clever awareness and resourcefulness in practical matters

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showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others

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characterized by great caution and wariness

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Even with the caginess, the autobiography, at 435 pages, provides a comprehensive disclosure of her life and the life of her family.
Seemingly a clown at first, he keeps his smarts and cleverness close to the vest, and Cusack uses that caginess to his advantage.
I love him but I'm not going to be taken in by his caginess.
But to return to biologists' caginess about life extension: the occurrence of patterned psychological changes with increasing age raises serious questions about the quality of extended lives.
Edson's caginess about Christianity is more than a promotional gimmick.
I can guarantee every encounter will raise your heart rate and adrenaline, giving you a full appreciation for the survival skills and caginess of these animals.
But Bordwell's persistent caginess about the claims he makes for Hong Kong film might raise some questions.
Adams's caginess in this conversation allows other possible interpretations--if he does want to spare his son's feelings, he may simply be weighing what he should divulge as the conversation progresses, which in turn leads him to contradict himself.
But for County, who have now gone 13 games without a win in the First Division, the early-season promise they showed has evaporated to be replaced by a caginess that could yet see them and their likeable boss, Andy Kilner, dragged into the scrap at the bottom of the table.
behind him, Leatherdale spoke with the confidence and caginess of a man accustomed to planning his every move and every word.
Other projects report at least political caginess in studying lesbian, gay, and bisexual politics.
However, given the persistent caginess displayed by the collection industry, resident managers need to stay on their toes.
If Crane's naturalism made it easy for him to blunt the political implications of his story, Crane's analysis is no less incisive for its caginess.
Caginess in specifying one's theory is real misdirection.