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Definition of "wariness" []

  • Vigilance or the condition of being alert (noun)
  • Precautionary forethought to avoid harm or risk (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "wariness" in a sentence
  • "Your wariness is understandable, but consider: by appending “once more” to the end of that statement, Obama is stating that he does not consider what Bush did for the last eight years to be the leadership he is talking about."
  • "But the point of this wariness is to discern real continuity and real change, not to avert the idea of continuity itself."
  • "Again, I understand that this kind of wariness of being "passive" and of being insufficiently skeptical of literary representation when it purports to depict marginalized groups is built into the project of contemporary cultural studies, especially that version that has come to be called postcolonial studies, but at what point does such wariness simply become an impatience with literature altogether?"