Wary

Wa"ry

(?), a. [Compar. Warier (?); superl. Wariest.] [OE. war, AS. wr; akin to Icel. vrr, Dan. & Sw. var, Goth. wars, G. gewahr aware, OHG. wara notice, attention, Gr. to see. Cf. Aware, Garment, Garnish, Garrison, Panorama, Ward, v. t. Ware, a., Warren.]
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1. Cautious of danger; carefully watching and guarding against deception, artifices, and dangers; timorously or suspiciously prudent; circumspect; scrupulous; careful. "Bear a wary eye." Shak.
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We should be wary, therefore, what persecution we raise against the living labors of public men.
Milton.
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2. Characterized by caution; guarded; careful.
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It behoveth our words to be wary and few.
Hooker.
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Syn. -- Cautious; circumspect; watchful. See Cautious.
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