What does the word wary mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Wariness.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Warily.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Carefully watching and guarding.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Shrewd; wily.

Usage examples for wary

  1. Something in the old man's tone made him a bit wary. – The Emperor of Portugallia by 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 by James Bryce
  3. He sat down in a hall chair, and took up a paper, with an eye wary for Eliza. – Back To Billabong by Mary Grant Bruce