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ˈlɪər ilee·ry

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  1. leery, mistrustful, suspicious, untrusting, waryadjective

    openly distrustful and unwilling to confide

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

    Antonyms:
    trustful, trusting

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How to use leery in a sentence?

  1. Jeff Tjornehoj:

    Retail investors have been leery about equity for some time, they want to see a sustained rally.

  2. Michael Szanto:

    We need to protect our farmers by not needlessly starting a trade war that’s too aggressive of a policy that’s going to cause a backlash for our farmers, now, it is possible that both sides will back down on this and this is not to say that the United States should not do anything [but] generally as an economist I am very leery of tariffs interfering with free trade.

  3. Solomon Lartey:

    I guess they didn't want to get it out, when( chief of staff John) Kelly came in, they were leery of the leaks.

  4. Jeffrey Kargel:

    I am leery of attributing everything bad in nature to climate change, sorting out what's specifically due to climate change and what's not is a difficult and sometimes impossible task. That said, it's clear climate is changing all over the world, including in Nepal.

  5. Mark Thompson:

    We tend to be quite leery about the idea of almost habituating people to find our journalism somewhere else, we're also generically worried about our journalism being scrambled in a kind of Magimix (blender) with everyone else's journalism.

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