wary /ˈwæri, ˈwɛr-/
Wa·ry a. [Compar. Warier superl. Wariest.]
1. Cautious of danger; carefully watching and guarding against deception, artifices, and dangers; timorously or suspiciously prudent; circumspect; scrupulous; careful. “Bear a wary eye.”
We should be wary, therefore, what persecution we raise against the living labors of public men. --Milton.
2. Characterized by caution; guarded; careful.
It behoveth our words to be wary and few. --Hooker.
Syn: -- Cautious; circumspect; watchful. See Cautious.
War·ye v. t. To curse; to curse; to execrate; to condemn; also, to vex. [Obs.] [Spelled also warrie, warry, and wary.] “Whom I thus blame and warye.”
adj 1: 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" [ant: unwary]
2: openly distrustful and unwilling to confide [syn: leery, mistrustful,
[also: wariest, warier]