caginess


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ca·gey

also ca·gy  (kā′jē)
adj. ca·gi·er, ca·gi·est
1. Wary; careful: a cagey avoidance of a definite answer.
2. Crafty; shrewd: a cagey lawyer.

[Origin unknown.]

ca′gi·ly adv.
ca′gi·ness n.
Translations
سريّـه، تكتُّـم
tajnůstkářství
varfærni
ağzı sıkılık

caginess

[ˈkeɪdʒɪnɪs] N [of person, reply] → cautela f

caginess

n (inf)Vorsicht f, → Zugeknöpftheit f (inf); (= evasiveness)ausweichende Art

cagey

(ˈkeidʒi) adjective
secretive. He's very cagey about his plans.
ˈcaginess noun
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Instead of the caginess exhibited in many of the group matches since the opener last Friday, both teams attacked and this produced attractive football for the small crowd.Pote darted on to a pass from midfield, held off the challenges of two Black Stars and poked the ball past goalkeeper Richard Ofori in a stunning start.
To strengthen their position, they also roped in the Congress even as the latter displayed its habitual caginess by saying that the unity move was only a proposal.
When ministers try aping their boss - in candor and caginess alike - it creates the kind of unfortunateness the law minister found himself in vis-a-vis Nepali female students in Bangladesh.
Forget the caginess that has characterised a couple of the do-or-die games at Russia 2018, forget the brain freeze at Euro 2016 that allowed Iceland to send England packing - meaning their last win in the sudden-death stages of a major tournament remains the one against Ecuador at Germany 2006.
Forget the caginess that has characterised a couple of the do-or-die games at Russia 2018, forget the brain-freeze at Euro 2016 that allowed Iceland to send England packing, meaning their last win in the sudden death stages of a major tournament remains the one against Ecuador at Germany 2006.
That pose will not help merchants much under federal law, which according to the Supreme Court relies on an "objective" definition of paraphernalia, based on "a product's likely use," as opposed to a "subjective" definition, based on "the defendant's state of mind." Online sellers of equipment that could conceivably be used to consume cannabis nevertheless prefer caginess to candor.
In the years since her death, this perceived caginess has led scholars to extrapolate a politics from her personal correspondence and journals, but apart from enriching a mythologized image of the poet with provocative biographical detail, such scholarship has often done little to illuminate her work.
Before any of that came into play, before the game opened up from its initial caginess, Sunderland had donated a goal to Bolton's survival fund.
We've seen in recent seasons and again this season that first-leg caginess no longer works.
But the lawyer for Wasps, Ms Morris, said: "Our position is not caginess".
Hard to say -- but there is an undoubted caginess to Andriana, all the more striking since she's so obviously smart and articulate.
"I still think there is an element of caginess about it.