AskDefine | Define leery

Dictionary Definition

leery adj : openly distrustful and unwilling to confide [syn: mistrustful, suspicious, untrusting, wary] [also: leeriest, leerier]

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English

Adjective

  1. Cautious, hesitant, or nervous about something; having reservations or concerns.
    Since he was bitten by a dog when he was young, he has always been leery of animals.

Translations

Cautious, hesitant, or nervous about something; having reservations or concerns

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Pyrrhonic, agnostic, cagey, careful, cautious, chary, disinclined to believe, disposed to doubt, distrustful, doubtful, doubting, dubious, from Missouri, guarded, hard of belief, impervious to persuasion, in doubt, inconvincible, incredulous, mistrustful, mistrusting, questioning, sceptical, scrupulous, shy, shy of belief, skeptical, suspecting, suspicious, uncertain, unconvincible, uncredulous, unpersuadable, unpersuasible, untrusting, unwilling to accept, wary
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