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English definition of “leery”

leery

adjective [after verb] uk   /ˈlɪə.ri/ us    /ˈlɪr.i/ informal
not trusting of someone or something and usually avoiding him, her, or it if possible: I've always been a bit leery of authority figures.
Synonym
Cautious and vigilantPaying attention and being careful
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