What does the word wariness mean?

Usage examples for wariness

  1. He did not answer Hawke's exclamation at once, for the sudden check had aroused him to the need of wariness. – A Romance of Wastdale by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  2. For prudence is of the mind, but desire is of the soul, and while his brain of to- day whispered wariness, voices in his heart of long ago shouted commands that he knew he must obey with joy. – Four Weird Tales by Algernon Blackwood
  3. He had taken on the look of wariness, masked by a surface smile, that his face had worn the night of the shooting. – Steve Yeager by William MacLeod Raine