Definition of caginess in English:

caginess

(also cageyness)

Pronunciation /ˈkājēnəs/ /ˈkeɪdʒinəs/

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noun

informal
  • Reluctance to give information on account of caution or suspicion.

    • ‘he reacted with elaborate caginess’
    • ‘her caginess about the nature of her crime’