wary

Part of speech: noun

Wariness.

Part of speech: adverb

Warily.

Part of speech: adjective

Carefully watching and guarding.

Part of speech: adjective

Shrewd; wily.

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Usage examples "wary":

  1. Something in the old man's tone made him a bit wary. - "The Emperor of Portugallia", Selma Lagerlof.
  2. That wary chief, who knew the real strength of the British better than did his people, had been driven into the war by their over- confidence and their reluctance to pay the cattle fine which the Governor had demanded. - "Impressions of South Africa", James Bryce.
  3. He sat down in a hall chair, and took up a paper, with an eye wary for Eliza. - "Back To Billabong", Mary Grant Bruce.