adjective (warier, wariest)
- Feeling or showing caution about possible dangers or problems: dogs which have been mistreated often remain very wary of strangers a wary lookMore example sentences
cautious, careful, circumspect, on one's guard, chary, alert, on the alert, on the lookout, on the qui vive, prudent; attentive, heedful, watchful, vigilant, observantsuspicious, chary, careful, distrustful, mistrustful, sceptical, doubtful, dubious; guarded, on one's guard• informal leery
- We should be wary of dangers to our liberty and privacy with the excuse of security.
- Shrewd and wary was Leofric, careful and measured in all things, nothing beyond him.
- She had learned too early in life to be wary and watchful, to worry and to expect the worst.