[ leer-ee ]
/ ˈlɪər i /
adjective, leer·i·er, leer·i·est.
wary; suspicious (usually followed by of): I'm leery of his financial advice.
Archaic. knowing; alert.
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OTHER WORDS FROM leeryleer·i·ly, adverbleer·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for leeriness
/ (ˈlɪərɪ) /
adjective leerier, leeriest, learier or leariest
mainly dialect knowing or sly
slang (foll by of) suspicious or wary
slang rowdy or boisterous
Derived forms of leeryleeriness or leariness, noun
Word Origin for leery
C18: perhaps from obsolete sense (to look askance) of leer
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