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Definition of "wary" []

  • On guard; watchful: taught to be wary of strangers. (adjective)
  • Characterized by caution: a wary glance at the black clouds. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "wary" in a sentence
  • "She sat in the chair opposite from him, her expression wary."
  • "He stopped and slowly turned, his expression wary."
  • "— And Celebrating A dispatch from Beijing: After the Peace Prize, China's democracy activists remain wary and watched."