Synonyms for wary
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Cautious of danger; carefully watching and guarding against deception, artifices, and dangers; timorously or suspiciously prudent; circumspect; scrupulous; careful.
He is wary of dogs.
Characterized by caution; guarded; careful.
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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.
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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"
leery, mistrustful, suspicious, untrusting, waryadjective
openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
i would be cautious about walking there after dark.Submitted by Soulwriter on June 13, 2021
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They will be wary of England, not scared, but they will be wary.
I was wary of making images that fed into this idea of the heroic strong women fighters, i think that the female fighters are used quite cynically by Kurdish leaders (who) know very well how attractive this image is to the Western media.
Sentiment is still positive, but investors are wary of what lies ahead in 2015.
Traders are wary of taking any fresh positions ahead of derivatives expiry and budget.
One of the universal rules of happiness is: always be wary of any helpful item that weighs less than its operating manual.
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- cautelósCatalan, Valencian
- på vagt, varsom, forsigtigDanish
- achtsam, vorsichtig, umsichtig, wachsamGerman
- pelätä, varovainenFinnish
- airdeallach, faichilleach, braiteachIrish
- bizalmatlankodó, óvatos, körültekintő, elővigyázatos, gyanakvóHungarian
- hati-hati, waspadaMalay
- осторожный, настороженныйRussian
- dávať si pozor, mať sa na pozoreSlovak
- sakınmak, dikkat etmekTurkish
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