Definition of warily in English:


Syllabification: war·i·ly
Pronunciation: /ˈwe(ə)rəlē


  • 1Cautiously; carefully: they walk warily down the street, terrified of being caught
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    • Dunfermline had more reason than most to approach the match warily.
    • Adjustment comes in stages, each step taken warily.
    • They freeze, lapse into a wide-eyed silence, then warily continue their conversation.
  • 1.1In a way that shows a lack of trust; suspiciously: she looked at him warily
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    • Elsewhere, ethnic groups continue to eye one another warily.
    • He looked back to Jessie, who regarded him warily from beneath a cascade of reddish curls.
    • Elizabeth just looked at her warily, not moving from where she stood.

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