- wary ► ADJECTIVE (warier, wariest) (often wary of) ▪ cautious about possible dangers or problems.DERIVATIVES warily adverb wariness noun.ORIGIN Old English.
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Wariness — Wa ri*ness, n. The quality or state of being wary; care to foresee and guard against evil; cautiousness. An almost reptile wariness. G. W. Cable. [1913 Webster] To determine what are little things in religion, great wariness is to be used. Sprat … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
wariness — index caution (vigilance), deliberation, diligence (care), discretion (quality of being discreet), doubt (suspicion) … Law dictionary
wariness — chariness, caution, circumspection, calculation (see under CAUTIOUS) Analogous words: alertness, watchfulness (see corresponding adjectives at WATCHFUL): *prudence, discretion, foresight, forethought, providence Antonyms: foolhardiness: brashness … New Dictionary of Synonyms
wariness — [n] caution alertness, attention, care, carefulness, deliberation, discretion, guardedness, heed, heedfulness, prudence, vigilance, watchfulness; concept 410 … New thesaurus
wariness — [wer′ē nis] n. the quality or state of being wary … English World dictionary
wariness — noun see wary … New Collegiate Dictionary
wariness — /wair ee nis/, n. the state or quality of being wary. [1545 55; WARY + NESS] * * * … Universalium
wariness — noun a) vigilance or the condition of being alert b) precautionary forethought to avoid harm or risk … Wiktionary
wariness — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. caution, suspicion, alertness; see attention 1 , care 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. caution, circumspection, alertness, guardedness, carefulness, watchfulness, mindfulness. ANT.: carelessness, inattentive ness, devil … English dictionary for students
wariness — sb. [iwarness]. O. and N. 1226 … Oldest English Words