1. [ adjective ] marked by keen caution and watchful prudence

"they were wary in their movements" "a wary glance at the black clouds" "taught to be wary of strangers"

Related terms: unwary on_guard shy wariness
2. [ adjective ] openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
Synonyms: suspicious mistrustful untrusting leery
Related terms: distrustful
Similar spelling:   war