leery

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leery

adjective \ˈlir-ē\

: feeling or showing a lack of trust in someone or something

Full Definition of LEERY

:  suspicious, wary —often used with of <leery of strangers>

Variants of LEERY

leery also leary \ˈlir-ē\

Examples of LEERY

  1. They were leery of their neighbors.

First Known Use of LEERY

1896

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