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wary

Pronunciation: /ˈweri; ˈweəri/

Translation of wary in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo (warier, wariest)

  • [manner/attitude] cauteloso, precavido to keep a wary eye on sth/sb vigilar algo/a algn de cerca to be wary of sb/sth no fiarse* de algn/algo, recelar de algn/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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