Definition of warily in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwɛːrɪli/


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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