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war·y

 (wâr′ē)
adj. war·i·er, war·i·est
1. On guard; watchful: taught to be wary of strangers.
2. Characterized by caution: a wary glance at the black clouds.

[Middle English ware, from Old English wær; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

war′i·ly adv.
war′i·ness n.

wary

(ˈwɛərɪ)
adj, warier or wariest
1. watchful, cautious, or alert
2. characterized by caution or watchfulness
[C16: from ware2 + -y1]
ˈwarily adv
ˈwariness n

war•y

(ˈwɛər i)

adj. war•i•er, war•i•est.
1. watchful; being on one's guard against danger.
2. arising from caution: a wary look.
[1545–55; ware2 + -y1]
war′i•ly, adv.
war′i•ness, n.
syn: See careful.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.wary - marked by keen caution and watchful prudencewary - marked by keen caution and watchful prudence; "they were wary in their movements"; "a wary glance at the black clouds"; "taught to be wary of strangers"
unwary - not alert to danger or deception; "the shrieks of unwary animals taken by surprise"; "some thieves prey especially on unwary travelers"; "seduce the unwary reader into easy acquiescence"- O.J.Campbell
2.wary - openly distrustful and unwilling to confidewary - openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
distrustful - having or showing distrust; "a man of distrustful nature"; "my experience...in other fields of law has made me distrustful of rules of thumb generally"- B.N.Cardozo; "vigilant and distrustful superintendence"- Thomas Jefferson

wary

adjective
1. suspicious, sceptical, mistrustful, suspecting, guarded, apprehensive, cagey (informal), leery (slang), distrustful, on your guard, chary, heedful My mother always told me to be wary of strangers.
2. watchful, careful, alert, cautious, prudent, attentive, vigilant, circumspect, heedful Keep a wary eye on children when they are playing near water.
watchful rash, reckless, careless, negligent, unsuspecting, foolhardy, unwary, unguarded, imprudent, remiss

wary

adjective
1. Vigilantly attentive:
Idiom: on the ball.
2. Trying attentively to avoid danger, risk, or error:
Translations
حَذِر، مُحْتَرِس
forsigtig
bizalmatlankodóelővigyázatosgyanakvókörültekintőóvatos
varkár
piesardzīgs

wary

[ˈwɛərɪ] ADJ (warier (compar) (wariest (superl))) [person] → receloso; [manner] → cauteloso, precavido
she seems very waryparece estar muy recelosa
banks are becoming increasingly warylos bancos están volviéndose cada vez más precavidos
to keep a wary eye on sth/sb I kept a wary eye on the gathering stormcloudsobservaba con cierta preocupación los nubarrones que se acercaban
the president had to keep a wary eye on the radical faction of his partyel presidente tenía que vigilar de cerca al sector más radical de su partido
he gave her a wary lookla miró con recelo
the question made her waryla pregunta la puso en guardia
to be wary of sth/sbdesconfiar de algo/algn, no fiarse de algo/algn
to be wary of strangersdesconfiar or no fiarse de los desconocidos
they were very wary of his violent temperse mostraban muy cautelosos debido a su temperamento violento

wary

[ˈwɛəri] adjméfiant(e)
to be wary about doing sth, to be wary of doing sth → être méfiant(e) à l'idée de faire qch
to be wary of sb/sth → se méfier de qn/qch
to keep a wary eye on sb → surveiller qn de près

wary

adj (+er)vorsichtig; (= looking and planning ahead)umsichtig, klug, wachsam; lookmisstrauisch, argwöhnisch; to be wary of or about somebody/somethingsich vor jdm/einer Sache in Acht nehmen, vor jdm/einer Sache auf der Hut sein; to be wary of or about doing somethingseine Zweifel or Bedenken haben, ob man etw tun soll; be wary of talking to strangershüte dich davor, mit Fremden zu sprechen; to keep a wary eye on somebody/somethingein wachsames Auge auf jdn/etw haben

wary

[ˈwɛərɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (gen) → prudente; (manner) → cauto/a
to be wary (of) → essere diffidente (di)
to keep a wary eye on sth → tenere d'occhio qc
to be wary about or of doing sth → andare cauto/a nel fare qc

wary

(ˈweəri) adjective
cautious or on one's guard (about or concerning). Be wary of lending money to him.
ˈwarily adverb
ˈwariness noun
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