Definition of 'wary'
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The rescuers have been forced to keep a wary eye out for further avalanches cascading down on them. Times, Sunday Times (2017)They will also be wary. The Sun (2016)You may also be wary of trusting any one man with all your feelings because your dad wasn't there for your mum or you. The Sun (2016)So I can imagine there may be some who also feel wary about a little-known process that has been in place for years. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Recent tricky situations have made cautious individuals wary of concepts you regard as worthwhile. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Shops were shuttered and the few people whom we saw looked grim and wary. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Unions may be wary of promises made on the back of pay cuts. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They are proud of this man but also a bit wary now. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Enjoy this positive mood but remain wary. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Everyone is wary of the prospect of airstrikes. Times, Sunday Times (2011)You must be wary of becoming a plaster for his wounds which he may throw away. The Sun (2011)He looks wary when asked about it. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Sceptics stung by that debacle may still be wary. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They are also wary of equity release schemes. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Banks remain wary about lending to waste management projects. Times, Sunday Times (2013)With household budgets under such pressure we must be wary of introducing unnecessary new regulation. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He came out to see me with a wary look. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Officials may indeed be wary of a backlash. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Lenders can also be wary of those with uncertain incomes. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The cat on the left has a watchful, almost wary stare. Learn to Draw Cats (1999)But the Government should be wary of too much consultation. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But the Government is wary about spending its billions unchecked. Times, Sunday Times (2008)MI5 also remains deeply wary of Russian intentions. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Lady Scotland looked across the chamber with wary eyes for she had no easy answers to those questions. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The technology industry has historically had a reputation of being wary of government, and is known for its libertarian ideals. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I stayed beside the attacker, keeping a wary eye on him in case he decided to try anything. Times, Sunday Times (2015)To begin with, her eyes are wary and watchful; her answers are cautious. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Big cities are vivid and exciting, but also tense, wary of eye contact and likely to steal your wallet. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They were wary and cautious at first, but soon became accustomed to their surroundings, rolling in the sand and playing. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'wary'
British English: wary ADJECTIVE
If you are wary of something or someone, you are cautious because you do not know much about them and you believe they may be dangerous or cause problems.
People did not teach their children to be wary of strangers.
Definition of wary from the Collins English Dictionary
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