Definition of “wary” - English Dictionary

“wary” in British English

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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)