leery leery  /ˈlɪ ri/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) openly distrustful and unwilling to confide

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The only women the choice might move, she contends, is unexcited Republican women who have been leery of McCain thus far.
  2. He's leery of selling out to the popular crowd.
  3. Now questions about how the bill was pushed through Congress could make them even more leery.

News

  1. Police in Lancaster, N.H., warn of paving scam

    Police in Lancaster, N.H., are warning people of a likely paving scam in the area. Police are advising homeowners to be leery of anyone approaching them offering some paving work at a reduced price.        
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  2. LATEST NEWS

    LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — Police in Lancaster, N.H., are warning people of a likely paving scam in the area. Police are advising homeowners to be leery of anyone approaching them offering some paving work at a reduced price.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Greenwich Time

Quotes

  1. "Everybody is leery about being optimistic, but it does seem to be developing in a very positive way," Gates told reporters during a break in his Singapore meetings. "We've still got a distance to go, but I think that the lower casualty rates...
    on Dec 18, 2006 By: Robert Gates Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

  2. "The one thing as a coach that you're always leery of is breaking camp because then they get home, you don't have the curfew, you don't have those kinds of things," Cable said. "As grown men, we've got to handle our distractions and be able...
    on Aug 30, 2009 By: Tom Cable Source: Broncos Update (subscription)

  3. "In my 20 years of trying to get the Federal Reserve to properly protect consumers, it has been an uphill, and very often unsuccessful, battle," Schumer said. "I am very leery of any consumer regulator being placed inside the Fed."
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: Charles Schumer Source: TIME (blog)

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