adjective, war·i·er, war·i·est.
- warts and all,
- warty dyskeratoma,
- wasatch range,
Origin of wary
Examples from the Web for wary
But after a troubled history with alcohol, some tribes are wary.Tribes to U.S. Government: Take Your Weed and Shove It|Abby Haglage|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Moran does so with fearless honesty and bravura, but admits she was wary about oversharing when she wrote How to Be a Woman.
When members of the International Commission arrived to help, the community was wary.
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Instead of a sensible and wary man, we call him a disguised and subtle fellow.The Works of Horace|Horace
Wary stepping, too, it will require to enable us to succeed in realizing either of these objects.A Letter from Major Robert Carmichael-Smyth to His Friend, the Author of 'The Clockmaker'|Robert Carmichael-Smyth
Her morality, training, code of life and all sat up like a wary censor and surveyed the scene.Gargoyles|Ben Hecht
Therefor we must be wary of the old men who tell us that we shall soon tire of the music of Puccini because it is fashionable.The Merry-Go-Round|Carl Van Vechten
He turned a hard, wary eye on them, just like all the other Kakisas.The Woman from Outside|Hulbert Footner
adjective warier or wariest
Word Origin for wary
1550s, from Old English wær "prudent, aware, alert, wary," from Proto-Germanic *waraz (cf. Old Norse varr "attentive," Gothic wars "cautious," Old Saxon giwar, Middle Dutch gheware, Old High German giwar, German gewahr "aware"), from PIE root *wer- "to cover" (see weir). Related: Warily; wariness.