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wary

war·y

wary

 
pronunciation:
weIr i
part of speech: adjective
inflections: warier, wariest
definition 1: on watchful guard against threat, danger, or trickery; cautious.
Getting cheated in the past has caused him to become wary.They taught their children to be wary of strangers on their way home from school.
synonyms:
careful, cautious, chary, watchful
antonyms:
adventuresome, heedless, naive, unwary
similar words:
alert, attentive, cagey, guarded, heedful, jealous, mindful, on guard, on the qui vive, safe, shy, vigilant
definition 2: caused or characterized by watchful caution.
The new prisoner had a wary look.
synonyms:
cautious, guarded
antonyms:
daring, unguarded
similar words:
alert, attentive, chary, vigilant, watchful