Synonyms for wary

Synonyms for (adj) wary

Synonyms: wary

Definition: marked by keen caution and watchful prudence

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

Similar words: upon one's guard, on guard, on one's guard, on your guard

Definition: vigilant

Usage: on guard against con artists; must remain on your guard in such a situation

Similar words: shy

Definition: wary and distrustful; disposed to avoid persons or things

Usage: shy of strangers

Synonyms: leery, suspicious, mistrustful, untrusting, wary

Definition: openly distrustful and unwilling to confide

Similar words: distrustful

Definition: having or showing distrust

Usage: a man of distrustful nature; my other fields of law has made me distrustful of rules of thumb generally- B.N.Cardozo; vigilant and distrustful superintendence- Thomas Jefferson

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