Wary meaning

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Wary is defined as watchful or cautious.

An example of something wary is a glance in your rear view mirror when you think someone might be following you; a wary glance.

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On one's guard; cautious, suspicious, etc.
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On guard; watchful.

Taught to be wary of strangers.

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Characterized by caution.

A wary glance at the black clouds.

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Characterized by caution.

A wary look.

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He is wary of dogs.

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Characterized by caution; guarded; careful.
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wary of
  • Careful of.
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Origin of wary

  • Middle English ware from Old English wær wer-3 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the adjective ware +"Ž -y.

    From Wiktionary