the state or quality of being wary.

Origin of wariness

First recorded in 1545–55; wary + -ness
Related formso·ver·war·i·ness, noun
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  • But on his side also he entered upon the duel with all caution and wariness.

  • 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