[ US /ˈwɛɹi/ ]
[ UK /wˈe‍əɹi/ ]
  1. openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
  2. marked by keen caution and watchful prudence
    taught to be wary of strangers
    they were wary in their movements
    a wary glance at the black clouds
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How To Use wary In A Sentence

  • Sceptics stung by that debacle may still be wary. Times, Sunday Times
  • The police will need to keep a wary eye on this area of town .
  • A curious and unwary fish would become a meal when the goosefish inhaled and quickly engulfed its prey.
  • In the hands of the untrained and unwary it can cause untold damage to your wealth.
  • Fish were abundant, to be sure, along that coast, where the invisible fruitfulness of the sea made compensation for the blank barrenness of the land; but they were swift and wary, and had to be caught, one at a time, outwitted and outspeeded in their own element. Kings in Exile
  • The cassowary evolved amid the Wet Tropics, thriving on figs, quandongs, and other distinctive fruits.
  • Many South Africans are apparently wary of what they see as ignoble intentions by profit-hungry American drug companies.
  • Somehow that was considerate of them, but they still were wary.
  • With its quicksands the river usually drowns a few unwary visitors every season.
  • He was a suspicious cat, wary of people getting pensive.
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