Examples of leery in a Sentence
They were leery of their neighbors.
Recent Examples of leery from the Web
The project has a $5 billion to $6 billion deficit because most San Joaquin Valley agricultural water districts, leery of the cost, have declined to participate.
Historically, the league has been leery of turning over internal documents in legal disputes (this has been especially apparent in the concussion litigation).
Several California candidates have been leery of committing to Pelosi.
At the same time, U.S. business leaders are leery of investing in the kingdom, where Mohammed recently arrested — and relieved of more than $100 billion in assets — a number of homegrown capitalists and wealthy royal relatives.
This is what makes me suddenly leery of conspiracy novels, including my own.
Democrats disagree with Bridenstine's past comments on climate change while Rubio is leery of having a politician lead the agency.
The Securities & Exchange Commission appears leery of the exploding market.
Qatar has denied the claims and says the four nations are leery of another nation flexing its muscle in the region.
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Definition of leery for English Language Learners
: feeling or showing a lack of trust in someone or something
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