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[wair-ee-nis] /ˈwɛər i nɪs/
the state or quality of being wary.
Origin of wariness
First recorded in 1545-55; wary + -ness
Related forms
overwariness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • But on his side also he entered upon the duel with all caution and wariness.

    Bardelys the Magnificent Rafael Sabatini
  • Then her face settled into an astonished yet astute calm and wariness.

    The Prisoner Alice Brown
  • He was caught, for certain: nevertheless, his wariness did not desert him.

    Two Sides of the Face Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • With the wariness was something like question, and almost disbelief.

    Space Prison Tom Godwin
  • With all his wariness and calculation he measured the Major's figure.

    Tristram of Blent Anthony Hope

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