Synonyms of wary in English:

wary


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adjective

1‘as a soldier, he was trained to be wary’

SYNONYMS
cautious, careful, circumspect, on one's guard, chary, alert, on the alert, on the lookout, on the qui vive, prudent
attentive, heedful, watchful, vigilant, hypervigilant, observant
informal wide awake, on one's toes, cagey
ANTONYMS

unwary, inattentive

2‘we are wary of strangers in the city these days’

SYNONYMS
suspicious, chary, careful, distrustful, mistrustful, sceptical, doubtful, dubious
guarded, on one's guard
informal leery
ANTONYMS

unwary, trustful