Wariest
Wary Wa"ry, a. [Compar. {Warier}; superl. {Wariest}.] [OE. war, AS. w[ae]r; akin to Icel. v?rr, Dan. & Sw. var, Goth. wars, G. gewahr aware, OHG. wara notice, attention, Gr. ? to see. Cf. {Aware}, {Garment}, {Garnish}, {Garrison}, {Panorama}, {Ward}, v. t. {Ware}, a., {Warren}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Cautious of danger; carefully watching and guarding against deception, artifices, and dangers; timorously or suspiciously prudent; circumspect; scrupulous; careful. ``Bear a wary eye.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

We should be wary, therefore, what persecution we raise against the living labors of public men. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Characterized by caution; guarded; careful. [1913 Webster]

It behoveth our words to be wary and few. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Cautious; circumspect; watchful. See {Cautious}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Wary — Wa ry, a. [Compar. {Warier}; superl. {Wariest}.] [OE. war, AS. w[ae]r; akin to Icel. v?rr, Dan. & Sw. var, Goth. wars, G. gewahr aware, OHG. wara notice, attention, Gr. ? to see. Cf. {Aware}, {Garment}, {Garnish}, {Garrison}, {Panorama}, {Ward},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • wary — warily, adv. wariness, n. /wair ee/, adj., warier, wariest. 1. watchful; being on one s guard against danger. 2. arising from or characterized by caution: to give someone a wary look. [1545 55; WARE2 + Y1] Syn. 1. alert, vigilant, guarded,… …   Universalium

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  • wary — adjective (warier, wariest) cautious about possible dangers or problems. Derivatives warily adverb wariness noun Origin C15: from ware3 + y1 …   English new terms dictionary

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