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leer·y

 (lîr′ē)
adj. leer·i·er, leer·i·est
Suspicious or distrustful; wary: was leery of aggressive salespeople.

leer′i·ly adv.
leer′i·ness n.

leery

(ˈlɪərɪ) or

leary

adj, leerier, leeriest, learier or leariest
1. chiefly dialect knowing or sly
2. slang (foll by of) suspicious or wary
3. slang rowdy or boisterous
[C18: perhaps from obsolete sense (to look askance) of leer]
ˈleeriness, ˈleariness n

leer•y

(ˈlɪər i)

adj. leer•i•er, leer•i•est.
1. wary; suspicious (usu. fol. by of): I'm leery of his financial advice.
2. Archaic. knowing; alert.
[1790–1800]
leer′i•ly, adv.
leer′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.leery - openly distrustful and unwilling to confideleery - 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

leery

adjective (Slang) wary, cautious, uncertain, suspicious, doubting, careful, shy, sceptical, dubious, unsure, distrustful, on your guard, chary They are leery of the proposed system.

leery

adjective
Lacking trust or confidence:
Translations

leery

[ˈlɪərɪ] ADJ (= cautious) → cauteloso; (= suspicious) → receloso
to be leery of sth/sbrecelar de algo/algn

leery

adj (inf)misstrauisch; I’m a bit leery of himich traue ihm nicht so recht

leery

[ˈlɪərɪ] adj to be leery of (fam) → essere sospettoso/a di