wary vs weary vs leery :

wary or weary or leery

People sometimes write “weary” (tired) when they mean “wary” (cautious)which is a close synonym with “leery” which in the psychedelic era wasoften misspelled “leary”; but since Timothy Leary faded from publicconsciousness, the correct spelling has prevailed.

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Definitions

  • a  marked by keen caution and watchful prudence
    they were wary in their movements
    a wary glance at the black clouds
    taught to be wary of strangers
  • s  openly distrustful and unwilling to confide

  • v  exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
  • v  lose interest or become bored with something or somebody
  • s  physically and mentally fatigued
    `aweary' is archaic

  • s  openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
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