wary

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English[edit]

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for wary in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

Etymology[edit]

From the adjective ware +‎ -y.

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wary (comparative warier, superlative wariest)

  1. Cautious of danger; carefully watching and guarding against deception, trickery, and dangers; suspiciously prudent
    Synonyms: circumspect, scrupulous, careful
    He is wary of dogs.
  2. Characterized by caution; guarded; careful.

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