Definitions for waryˈwɛər i
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
war•y*ˈwɛər i(adj.)war•i•er, war•i•est.
watchful; being on one's guard against danger.
arising from caution:
a wary look.
* Syn: See careful.
Origin of wary:
marked by keen caution and watchful prudence
"they were wary in their movements"; "a wary glance at the black clouds"; "taught to be wary of strangers"
leery, mistrustful, suspicious, untrusting, wary(adj)
openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
not trusting easily
I'm wary of drugs that have not been tested.; The child looked at her warily.
Cautious of danger; carefully watching and guarding against deception, artifices, and dangers; timorously or suspiciously prudent; circumspect; scrupulous; careful.
He is wary of dogs.
Characterized by caution; guarded; careful.
Origin: From the adjective .
cautious of danger; carefully watching and guarding against deception, artifices, and dangers; timorously or suspiciously prudent; circumspect; scrupulous; careful
characterized by caution; guarded; careful
Translations for wary
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
cautious or on one's guard (about or concerning)
Be wary of lending money to him.
- versigtig, op jou hoedeAfrikaans
- حَذِر، مُحْتَرِسArabic
- cautelosoPortuguese (BR)
- cauteloso, cauto, prudenteSpanish
- prudent; méfiantFrench
- oprezan, pozoranCroatian
- accorto, cauto; diffidenteItalian
- 경계하고 있는Korean
- forsiktig, var(som), skyNorwegian
- czujny, ostrożnyPolish
- prudent; circumspectRomanian
- ostražitý, opatrnýSlovak
- varsam, försiktigSwedish
- ระมัดระวัง; ระวังตัว; เฝ้าคอยระวังThai
- 小心翼翼的，提防的Chinese (Trad.)
- cảnh giácVietnamese
- 小心翼翼的，谨慎的Chinese (Simp.)
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