Definition of wariness in English:

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wariness

Pronunciation: /ˈwerēnəs/

noun

1Caution about possible dangers or problems: her mother’s wariness of computers
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  • Officials from the Fire Island National Seashore, whose boundaries encompass all Fire Island communities, have expressed wariness of such projects.
  • He said he was concerned about the understandable wariness of GPs to become involved in child protection work.
  • He has detected wariness among more conservative institutions to finance a venture in fashion.
1.1Lack of trust; suspicion: they had all regarded her with wariness
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  • Far from responding like innocent dupes, we armed ourselves with wariness.
  • Quigley depicts the changing relationship between the two women superbly, their initial wariness ringing with psychological acuity.
  • Most of my interaction with the islanders was made treacherous by currents of wariness.

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Syllabification: war·i·ness

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