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adj. leer·i·er, leer·i·est
Suspicious or distrustful; wary: was leery of aggressive salespeople.
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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
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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.
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|Adj.||1.||leery - 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
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adjective (Slang) wary, cautious, uncertain, suspicious, doubting, careful, shy, sceptical, dubious, unsure, distrustful, on your guard, chary They are leery of the proposed system.
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leery[ˈlɪərɪ] ADJ (= cautious) → cauteloso; (= suspicious) → receloso
to be leery of sth/sb → recelar de algo/algn
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leery[ˈlɪərɪ] adj to be leery of (fam) → essere sospettoso/a di
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