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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wair-uh-lee]
    • /ˈwɛər ə li/
    • /ˈweə.ri/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wair-uh-lee]
    • /ˈwɛər ə li/

Definitions of warily word

  • adverb warily in a wary manner. 1
  • noun warily Cautiously; carefully. 1
  • adverb warily with caution 1
  • adverb warily in a wary manner; cautiously 0
  • adverb warily In a wary manner; using caution; cautiously. 0

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Origin of warily

First appearance:

before 1545
One of the 30% oldest English words
First recorded in 1545-55; wary + -ly

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Parts of speech for Warily


warily popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 81% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for warily

adjective warily

  • tiptoe — the tip or end of a toe.

adverb warily

  • cautiously — showing, using, or characterized by caution: a cautious man; To be cautious is often to show wisdom.
  • suspiciously — tending to cause or excite suspicion; questionable: suspicious behavior.
  • carefully — cautious in one's actions: Be careful when you cross the street.
  • circumspectly — watchful and discreet; cautious; prudent: circumspect behavior.
  • cagily — cautious, wary, or shrewd: a cagey reply to the probing question.

Antonyms for warily

adverb warily

  • thoughtless — lacking in consideration for others; inconsiderate; tactless: a thoughtless remark.

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