What does wary mean?

Definitions for waryˈwɛər i

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word wary.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wary(adj)

    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"

  2. leery, mistrustful, suspicious, untrusting, wary(adj)

    openly distrustful and unwilling to confide


  1. wary(Adjective)

    Cautious of danger; carefully watching and guarding against deception, artifices, and dangers; timorously or suspiciously prudent; circumspect; scrupulous; careful.

    He is wary of dogs.

  2. wary(Adjective)

    Characterized by caution; guarded; careful.

  3. Origin: From the adjective .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wary(adj)

    cautious of danger; carefully watching and guarding against deception, artifices, and dangers; timorously or suspiciously prudent; circumspect; scrupulous; careful

  2. Wary(adj)

    characterized by caution; guarded; careful


  1. WARY

    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

  1. Wary

    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.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wary in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Peter Cecchini:

    In terms of sentiment, investors are pretty wary.

  2. Alysia Montano:

    I'm not completely confident, i'm still really wary.

  3. Yoshihiro Okumura:

    Investors will likely remain wary until the rate hike happens.

  4. Dejan Stojanovic:

    He confided his deepest secret to you; be always wary of his secret.

  5. Joaquin Setanti:

    Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk.

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