What is another word for leery?

275 synonyms found


[ lˈi͡əɹi], [ lˈi‍əɹi], [ l_ˈiə_ɹ_i]

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How to use "Leery" in context?

Being leery means you are cautious and hesitant. This can come from anything from being unfamiliar with a new person to being scared of the dark. When we are leery, we are trying to protect ourselves in some way. This may be by being alert and scanning our surroundings, or by staying away from unknown people or places.

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