Definition of Wary in English :

Define Wary in English

Wary meaning in English

Meaning of Wary in English

Pronunciation of Wary in English

Wary pronunciation in English

Pronounce Wary in English


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1. wary

marked by keen caution and watchful prudence

Example Sentences:
'they were wary in their movements'
'a wary glance at the black clouds'
'taught to be wary of strangers'

2. leery, mistrustful, suspicious, untrusting, wary

openly distrustful and unwilling to confide

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of wary
adjectiveWord forms: warier or wariest
watchful, cautious, or alert
characterized by caution or watchfulness

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see synonyms of wary
adjectiveWord forms: ˈwarier or ˈwariest
cautious; on one's guard
characterized by caution
a wary look

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of wary
adj. war·i·er, war·i·est
1. On guard; watchful: taught to be wary of strangers.
2. Characterized by caution: a wary glance at the black clouds.

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