What is another word for warily?

Pronunciation: [wˈe͡əɹilɪ] (IPA)

Warily is an adjective that describes a cautious, careful approach to things. There are several synonyms for warily, including alertly, vigilantly, circumspectly, prudently, cautiously, attentively, and hesitantly. Alertly implies a heightened sense of awareness or vigilance, while vigilantly suggests keeping a close watch for potential danger. Circumspectly and prudently both suggest a careful weighing of the risks and benefits before acting. Cautiously implies being aware of potential hazards or dangers, while attentively suggests a close focus on details. Hesitantly suggests a reluctance to act without proper consideration or investigation. Using these synonyms in place of warily can add variety and nuance to your writing.

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What are the opposite words for warily?

Warily is an adjective that describes someone who is cautious, careful, and guarded. Some antonyms for warily include recklessly, carelessly, thoughtlessly, and impulsively. Recklessly refers to someone acting without care or concern for the consequences, while carelessly implies a lack of attention or focus. Thoughtlessly means acting without consideration for the matter at hand, and impulsively implies acting without much thought or consideration. These antonyms present a more spontaneous and rash approach to decision-making, displaying a lack of caution and vigilance. While being warily involves being careful and calculating, its antonyms suggest a more impulsive and free-spirited approach to life.

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Usage examples for Warily

Aron watched him warily.
"For Every Man A Reason"
Patrick Wilkins
Then they circled, warily.
"The Man from Jericho"
Edwin Carlile Litsey
Chilled and cramped from being in the water so long, exhausted with the anxieties of the night, they ventured warily back to the still hot earth.
"The Pioneers"
Katharine Susannah Prichard

Famous quotes with Warily

  • Like the herd animals we are, we sniff warily at the strange one among us.
    Loren Eiseley
  • Like the herd animals we are, we sniff warily at the strange one among us.
  • There has never been a just one, never an honorable one — on the part of the instigator of the war. I can see a million years ahead, and this rule will never change in so many as half a dozen instances. The loud little handful — as usual — will shout for the war. The pulpit will — warily and cautiously — object — at first; the great, big, dull bulk of the nation will rub its sleepy eyes and try to make out why there should be a war, and will say, earnestly and indignantly, "It is unjust and dishonorable, and there is no necessity for it." Then the handful will shout louder. A few fair men on the other side will argue and reason against the war with speech and pen, and at first will have a hearing and be applauded; but it will not last long; those others will outshout them, and presently the anti-war audiences will thin out and lose popularity. Before long you will see this curious thing: the speakers stoned from the platform, and free speech strangled by hordes of furious men who in their secret hearts are still at one with those stoned speakers — as earlier — but do not dare to say so. And now the whole nation — pulpit and all — will take up the war-cry, and shout itself hoarse, and mob any honest man who ventures to open his mouth; and presently such mouths will cease to open. Next the statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting the blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception.
    Mark Twain
  • “Speaking of secrets, how are your negotiations with the Obin going?” Both Mattson and Robbins looked at Szilard warily. “There are no negotiations with the Obin,” Robbins said. “Of course not,” Szilard said. “You’re not negotiating with the Obin to continue Boutin’s consciousness program for them. And the Obin are not negotiating with us to knock down whichever of the Rraey or Eneshans is still left standing after their upcoming little war. No one’s negotiating with anyone about anything. And how are these non-negotiations not going?” Robbins looked at Mattson, who nodded. “They’re not going surprisingly well,” Robbins said. “We probably won’t reach an agreement in the next couple of days.” “How not wonderful,” Szilard said.
    John Scalzi

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