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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


Antonymsunwary

2. wary openly distrustful and unwilling to confide


Synonymsleery, mistrustful, suspicious, untrusting


Similardistrustful


Antonymstrustful, trusting









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