warily


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.warily - in a wary manner; "the sailor watched the sky warily"
unwarily - without heed or caution

warily

Translations
بِحَذَر، باحْتِراس
forsigtigt
varlega, gætilega
dikkatlice

warily

[ˈwɛərɪlɪ] ADVcon cautela, cautelosamente
she answered his questions warilycontestó con cautela or cautelosamente a sus preguntas
she looked at him warilylo miró con recelo
to tread warily (fig) → andar con cuidado or cautela

warily

[ˈwɛərɪli] advavec méfiance

warily

advvorsichtig; (= suspiciously)misstrauisch, argwöhnisch; to tread warily (lit, fig)sich vorsehen

warily

[ˈwɛərɪlɪ] advcautamente, con prudenza

wary

(ˈweəri) adjective
cautious or on one's guard (about or concerning). Be wary of lending money to him.
ˈwarily adverb
ˈwariness noun
References in classic literature ?
A man ought warily to begin charges which once begun will continue; but in matters that return not, he may be more magnificent.
Gray old Laska, who had followed them, sat down warily opposite him and pricked up her ears.
Everything being put in battle array, the captain took the lead of his little band, and moved on slowly and warily.
Minutes passed--minutes that seemed hours--during which time periods of sepulchral silence would be followed by a repetition of the uncanny scraping of naked feet slinking warily upon him.
At length the jays arrive, whose discordant screams were heard long before, as they were warily making their approach an eighth of a mile off, and in a stealthy and sneaking manner they flit from tree to tree, nearer and nearer, and pick up the kernels which the squirrels have dropped.
Behind her came Taug, warily and with many pauses and much bluster, and still behind him came other bulls, snarling ferociously and uttering their uncanny challenges.
The Church had struck; the thing for me to do was to get into a disguise, and go warily.
He presently halted under a great elm, blew an answer- ing blast, and then began to tiptoe and look warily out, this way and that.
I walked along beside the surf with great enjoyment, till, thinking I was now got far enough to the south, I took the cover of some thick bushes and crept warily up to the ridge of the spit.
She was very cautious, quite on her guard; she did not absolutely bargain, but she warily sounded me to find out what my expectations might be; and when she could not get me to name a sum, she reasoned and reasoned with a fluent yet quiet circumlocution of speech, and at last nailed me down to five hundred francs per annum--not too much, but I agreed.
Meanwhile, during most of the time that Mimi Salton had been moving warily along in the gloom, she was in reality being followed by Lady Arabella, who had caught sight of her leaving the house and had never again lost touch with her.
That her little Tarzan could destroy a great bull gorilla she knew to be improbable, and so, as she neared the spot from which the sounds of the struggle had come, she moved more warily and at last slowly and with extreme caution she traversed the lowest branches, peering eagerly into the moon- splashed blackness for a sign of the combatants.