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Definitions and Synonyms of wary | Another word for wary | What is wary?

Definition 1: marked by keen caution and watchful prudence - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where wary or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they were wary in their movements
  • a wary glance at the black clouds
  • taught to be wary of strangers

(wary is similar to ...) vigilant

"on guard against con artists" "must remain on your guard in such a situation"

(wary is similar to ...) wary and distrustful; disposed to avoid persons or things

"shy of strangers"

(... are attributes of wary) the trait of being cautious and watchful

Definition 2: openly distrustful and unwilling to confide - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for wary in the sense of this definition

(wary is similar to ...) having or showing distrust

"a man of distrustful nature" "my experience...in other fields of law has made me distrustful of rules of thumb generally" "vigilant and distrustful superintendence"

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