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wariness

[ wair-ee-nis ]
/ ˈwɛər i nɪs /
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noun
the state or quality of being wary.
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Origin of wariness

First recorded in 1545–55; wary + -ness

OTHER WORDS FROM wariness

o·ver·war·i·ness, noun

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