wary

  • 21 wary — adjective (warier; est) Etymology: 1ware, from Middle English war, ware, from Old English wær careful, aware, wary; akin to Old High German giwar aware, attentive, Latin vereri to fear, Greek horan to see Date: 15th century marked by keen caution …

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  • 22 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,… …

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  • 23 wary — adjective /wɛəɹ.i/ a) Cautious of danger; carefully watching and guarding against deception, artifices, and dangers; timorously or suspiciously prudent; circumspect; scrupulous; careful …

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  • 24 wary — war|y [ weri ] adjective careful or nervous about someone or something because you think they might cause a problem: LEERY: He was wary of putting too much trust in her. ╾ war|i|ly adverb ╾ war|i|ness noun uncount …

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  • 25 wary — war•y [[t]ˈwɛər i[/t]] adj. war•i•er, war•i•est 1) watchful; being on one s guard against danger 2) arising from caution: a wary look[/ex] • Etymology: 1545–55; ware II+ y war′i•ly, adv. war′i•ness, n. syn: See careful …

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  • 26 wary —  to curse. Lane. Ab A. 8. WARIAN, WERIGAN, to execrate or curse. To WARY is also to lay an egg. N …

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  • 27 wary — Synonyms and related words: Argus eyed, Machiavellian, Machiavellic, Pyrrhonic, Scotch, acute, agnostic, all ears, all eyes, arch, artful, astute, aux aguets, cagey, calculating, canny, careful, cautious, chary, circumspect, clever, considerate,… …

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  • 28 wary — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. guarded, watchful, alert, cautious, suspicious, discreet, prudent, chary, scrupulous. See care, caution. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. circumspect, cautious, on one s guard, leery*; see careful ,… …

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  • 29 wary — see WARE …

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  • 30 wary — wherry …

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  • 31 wary — war·y || werɪ / weÉ™rɪ adj. cautious, suspicious …

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  • 32 wary — awry …

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

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  • 34 wary — a. Cautious, heedful, careful, watchful, vigilant, circumspect, prudent, discreet, guarded, scrupulous, chary …

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  • 35 wary — adj 1. chary, careful, cautious, circumspect, prudent, mindful, heedful; guarded, on one s guard; leery, apprehensive, distrustful, suspicious, Inf. cagey. 2. vigilant, watchful, Archaic. ware, on the watch, on the lookout; attentive, observant,… …

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  • 36 wary — [ˈweəri] adj careful or nervous about someone or something, because you think that they might cause a problem warily adv …

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  • 37 wary — /ˈwɛəri / (say wairree) adjective (warier, wariest) 1. watchful, or on one s guard, especially habitually; on the alert; cautious; careful. 2. characterised by caution. {ware2 (adjective) + y1} …

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  • 38 wary —    E ena, āhē.   Also: ualehe (as a fish); pā i ka upena, pā i ka makau (see pā4); kīkāmū, hō eno (rare) …

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  • 39 wary — see WARE …

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  • 40 wary / weary —    Wary means leery and cautious : The customer became wary when the salesperson said he would personally guarantee the TV set for 100 years.    Weary means tired and worn : After a day of harvesting corn, the farmer was very weary …

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