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Synonyms for wary

Adjective

1. wary (vs. unwary), on guard, on one's guard(predicate), upon one's guard(predicate), on your guard, shy
usage: 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"
2. leery, mistrustful, suspicious, untrusting, wary, distrustful (vs. trustful)
usage: openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
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