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Definitions for leery
ˈlɪər ilee·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. leery, mistrustful, suspicious, untrusting, waryadjective

    openly distrustful and unwilling to confide


  1. leeryadjective

    Cautious, hesitant, or nervous about something; having reservations or concerns.


  1. leery

    Leery is an adjective used to describe someone who is cautious or wary due to realistic suspicions or lack of trust. It often suggests a prudent skepticism or suspicion of a situation, person or outcome that could potentially be dangerous or unreliable.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of leery in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of leery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of leery in a Sentence

  1. Jeffrey Kargel:

    I am leery of attributing everything bad in nature to climate change, sorting out what's specifically due to climate change and what's not is a difficult and sometimes impossible task. That said, it's clear climate is changing all over the world, including in Nepal.

  2. Sarah Rixen:

    But I am still a little leery that there could be another variant around the corner, i am still going to wear a mask.

  3. Solomon Lartey:

    I guess they didn't want to get it out, when( chief of staff John) Kelly came in, they were leery of the leaks.

  4. Michael Szanto:

    We need to protect our farmers by not needlessly starting a trade war that’s too aggressive of a policy that’s going to cause a backlash for our farmers, now, it is possible that both sides will back down on this and this is not to say that the United States should not do anything [but] generally as an economist I am very leery of tariffs interfering with free trade.

  5. Bob Baffert:

    Just an incredible horse, what he does is amazing. American Pharoah from day one people were expecting this and with the weather I was getting a little leery but great horses do great things and he showed it today.

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    A lacerate
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