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leery

leer·y

leery

 
 
pronunciation:
li ri
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
inflections: leerier, leeriest
definition: suspicious or mistrustful; wary (usu. fol. by of).
I am leery of accepting favors from strangers.
similar words:
mistrustful, shy
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derivations: leerily (adv.), leeriness (n.)