Definition of wariness in English:


Syllabification: war·i·ness
Pronunciation: /ˈwe(ə)rēnis


  • 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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