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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. 2017.
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  • And here you may have a surprise and be taught a lesson in wariness which you will need if you would survive your unbuilding.

    Old Plymouth Trails Winthrop Packard
  • Such prudence and wariness were hardly to be expected from his age.

    A Simpleton Charles Reade
  • In a scarcely definable way, he felt himself rebuked for timidity, wariness.

    Angela's Business Henry Sydnor Harrison
  • With all his wariness and calculation he measured the Major's figure.

    Tristram of Blent Anthony Hope
  • Then her face settled into an astonished yet astute calm and wariness.

    The Prisoner Alice Brown

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