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Antonyms for wary
ˈwɛər iwa·ry

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Wiktionary

  1. waryadjective

    Synonyms:
    guarded, chary, careful, cautious

  2. waryadjective

    Cautious of danger; carefully watching and guarding against deception, artifices, and dangers; timorously or suspiciously prudent; circumspect; scrupulous; careful.

    He is wary of dogs.

    Synonyms:
    careful, chary, guarded, cautious

  3. waryadjective

    Characterized by caution; guarded; careful.

    Synonyms:
    chary, cautious, careful, guarded

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wary

    Vigilant implies more sustained activity and more intelligent volition than alert; one may be habitually alert by reason of native quickness of perception and thought, or one may be momentarily alert under some excitement or expectancy; one who is vigilant is so with thoughtful purpose. One is vigilant against danger or harm; he may be alert or watchful for good as well as against evil; he is wary in view of suspected stratagem, trickery, or treachery. A person may be wakeful because of some merely physical excitement or excitability, as through insomnia; yet he may be utterly careless and negligent in his wakefulness, the reverse of watchful; a person who is truly watchful must keep himself wakeful while on watch, in which case wakeful has something of mental quality. Watchful, from the Saxon, and vigilant, from the Latin, are almost exact equivalents; but vigilant has somewhat more of sharp definiteness and somewhat more suggestion of volition; one may be habitually watchful; one is vigilant of set purpose and for direct cause, as in the presence of an enemy. Compare ALERT.

    Antonyms:
    careless, drowsy, dull, heedless, inattentive, incautious, inconsiderate, neglectful, negligent, oblivious, thoughtless, unwary

    Synonyms:
    alert, awake, careful, cautious, circumspect, on the alert, on the lookout, sleepless, vigilant, wakeful, watchful, wide-awake

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wary

    Antonyms:
    unwary, unsuspecting, incautious, invigilant, unwatchful, unguarded, uncircumspect, heedless

    Synonyms:
    suspicious, cautious, watchful, guarded, circumspect, prudent, vigilant

Princeton's WordNet

  1. waryadjective

    marked by keen caution and watchful prudence

    "they were wary in their movements"; "a wary glance at the black clouds"; "taught to be wary of strangers"

    Antonyms:
    unwary, trusting, unguarded, trustful, gullible

    Synonyms:
    suspicious, leery, untrusting, mistrustful

  2. leery, mistrustful, suspicious, untrusting, waryadjective

    openly distrustful and unwilling to confide

    Antonyms:
    unwary, gullible, unguarded, trusting, trustful

    Synonyms:
    fishy, leery, shady, funny, suspicious, suspect, untrusting, mistrustful

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. waryadjective

    Synonyms:
    guarded, cautious, circumspect, careful, vigilant

How to use wary in a sentence?

  1. Koji Fukaya:

    It remains to be seen if the yen can stay weak if global risk aversion takes hold again. Market players will be wary of the BOJ taking action in that case, but they may conclude that the central bank won't step in until dollar/yen falls into the 116 range, the BOJ can lower interest rates further into negative territory, but the impact could be limited. For example the ECB did deepen negative deposit rates in December but this was considered a disappointment.

  2. Alysia Montano:

    I'm not completely confident, i'm still really wary.

  3. Efrain Levy:

    We are wary of a drop in traffic but remain confident of the measures management is taking to fix some of its core problems.

  4. J. R. R. Tolkien:

    I cordially dislike allegory in all its manifestations, and always have done since I grew old and wary enough to detect its presence.

  5. Matt Smith:

    Saudi Arabia-led OPEC is going to be very wary about unwinding these production cuts too soon.

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