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waryadjective

uk   /ˈweə.ri/  us   /ˈwer.i/
C2 not completely trusting or certain about something or someone: I'm a little wary of/about giving people my address when I don't know them very well.

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warily
adverb uk   /ˈweə.rəl.i/  us   /ˈwer.əl.i/
She eyed the dog warily, afraid it might jump.
wariness
noun [U] uk   /ˈweə.ri.nəs/  us   /ˈwer.i.nəs/
(Definition of wary from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wary" in American English

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waryadjective

 us   /ˈweər·i/
careful because you do not completely trust someone or something or are not certain about what you should do: Teachers are often wary of standardized tests.
(Definition of wary from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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