Wariness Wa"ri*ness, n. The quality or state of being wary; care to foresee and guard against evil; cautiousness. ``An almost reptile wariness.'' --G. W. Cable. [1913 Webster]

To determine what are little things in religion, great wariness is to be used. --Sprat. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Caution; watchfulness; circumspection; foresight; care; vigilance; scrupulousness. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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