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English adjective: wary

1. wary marked by keen caution and watchful prudence

SamplesThey were wary in their movements.
A wary glance at the black clouds.
Taught to be wary of strangers.

Similaron guard, on one's guard, on your guard, shy, upon one's guard

Attributechariness, wariness


2. wary openly distrustful and unwilling to confide

Synonymsleery, mistrustful, suspicious, untrusting


Antonymstrustful, trusting

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