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wary
American English: /ˈwɛri/
British English: /ˈwɛːri/

Translation of wary in Spanish:

adjective warier, wariest

  • (manner/attitude)
    cauteloso
    precavido
    to keep a wary eye on something/somebody
    vigilar algo/a alguien de cerca
    to be wary of somebody/something
    no fiarse de alguien/algo
    recelar de alguien/algo
    I would be wary of him/his motives
    yo no me fiaría de él/de sus motivos
    the government is wary of military involvement
    el gobierno se resiste a dar intervención a las fuerzas armadas
    to be wary of strangers
    recelar or no fiarse de los desconocidos
    Example sentences
    • 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.

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