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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
LEERY Defined for Kids

leery

adjective \ˈlir-ē\

Definition of LEERY for Kids

:  suspicious 2, wary <… he was really a little leery of venturing out into New York City. — George Selden, The Cricket in Times Square>

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