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
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
WARY is a radio station broadcasting a Variety format. Licensed to Valhalla, New York, USA, the station is currently owned by Westchester Community College. The station is officially licensed from the Federal Communications Commission. WARY broadcasts from in the basement of WCC's student center. The station is mainly run by the students of WCC with an all student E-Board with a school faculty member as the station manager. Each year, the station tries to have their very own concert during the month of May which is often referred to "WARY-Fest" or the "WARY-Showcase". The station includes shows based around talk radio, rock music, hip-hop, disk jockey, indie music, and a wider variety of other formats. Former students from WARY went on to work for employers such as WXRK, Goom Radio, The Opie and Anthony Show, Sirius Satellite Radio, and The Howard Stern Show.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
wā′ri, adj. warding or guarding against deception, &c.: cautious.—adj. Ware′ful, careful.—n. Ware′fulness.—adv. Wā′rily.—n. Wā′riness. [Longer form of ware (2). See Aware.]
The numerical value of wary in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of wary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk.
Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors and miss.
Sentiment is still positive, but investors are wary of what lies ahead in 2015.
Traders are wary of taking any fresh positions ahead of derivatives expiry and budget.
One should always be wary of anyone who promises that their love will last longer than a weekend.
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- cautelósCatalan, Valencian
- forsigtig, på vagt, varsomDanish
- vorsichtig, umsichtig, achtsam, wachsamGerman
- pelätä, varovainenFinnish
- faichilleach, airdeallach, braiteachIrish
- gyanakvó, elővigyázatos, körültekintő, bizalmatlankodó, óvatosHungarian
- hati-hati, waspadaMalay
- настороженный, осторожныйRussian
- dávať si pozor, mať sa na pozoreSlovak
- dikkat etmek, sakınmakTurkish
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