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wary

adjective     /ˈweə.ri/ US  /ˈwer.i/
C2 not completely trusting or certain about something or someone: I'm a bit wary of/about giving people my address when I don't know them very well.Cautious and vigilantPaying attention and being carefulDoubt and ambivalenceHesitating warily     /ˈweə.rɪ.li/ US  /ˈwer.ɪ-/ adverb wariness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Paying attention and being carefulCautious and vigilant
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