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What is another word for wary?

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Adjective
Using, exercising or showing caution
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“It is especially important to be wary when introducing massive programs, efforts, or expenditures, which are more likely to give rise to the unexpected.”
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Skeptical or suspicious in nature
“One should also be wary of strangers who ask for information not related to their professed area of interest or do not seem to be particularly knowledgeable in their field.”
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Reluctant to give information owing to caution or suspicion
“Be especially wary when responding to these types of solicitations.”
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Tactful and considerate
“Some days Marianne greeted me with wary diplomacy, like a visitor from a previously hostile nation.”
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Watchful, especially for danger or disorder
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Having or showing shrewdness and good judgment
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Lacking in courage or confidence
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Conscious or aware of something
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Sparing or economical with money
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Cautious in nature, as if one is walking on one's toes
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Displaying, or characterized by, jealousy or a lack of trust
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Careless, reckless, not exercising proper caution
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Absorbed in thought
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Done in full awareness or consciousness
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