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synonyms for leery

  • careful
  • cautious
  • distrustful
  • dubious
  • skeptical
  • uncertain
  • unsure
  • wary
  • chary
  • doubting
  • on one's guard
  • shy
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antonyms for leery

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  • believing
  • careless
  • certain
  • clear
  • definite
  • heedless
  • incautious
  • rash
  • secure
  • sure
  • thoughtless
  • uncareful
  • unwary
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How to use leery in a sentence

Diosady notes that even his own wife “is very leery of anything I bring from the lab.”
ONE MAN’S CRUSADE TO END A GLOBAL SCOURGE WITH BETTER SALTKATIE MCLEANDECEMBER 18, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
If city officials were leery of cutting police personnel to close the existing $124 million gap, or even part of it, they may turn to the almost $72 million the city spends from its general fund on the non-personnel side of the police budget.
DEFUND THE POLICE? HERE’S WHAT’S ACTUALLY POSSIBLE IN SAN DIEGOASHLY MCGLONEDECEMBER 17, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
It should be leery of sticking to a script when the opponent is so viciously adaptable.
THE CORONAVIRUS HAS TURNED THE NFL INTO A JOKE, AND NOBODY SHOULD BE LAUGHINGJERRY BREWERNOVEMBER 30, 2020WASHINGTON POST
However, Zenith also predicts a bounce back in 2021 and 2022 as consumers — many likely to still be leery of public transportation — take action on delayed purchase decisions.
‘QUICKLY TURNING ON A DIME’: HOW CADILLAC STEERED ITS ADVERTISING THROUGH THE CORONAVIRUS CRISISLARA O'REILLYSEPTEMBER 30, 2020DIGIDAY
Some investors are still leery of ad tech, having been burned in the past.
‘A SIGNIFICANT UPTICK IN DEAL FLOW’: WHY EUROPE IS BECOMING A HOTBED OF AD TECH INNOVATIONLARA O'REILLYAUGUST 5, 2020DIGIDAY
Hes already kinda leery about you and But thats your funeral.
THE GRAY PHANTOM'S RETURNHERMAN LANDON
I no longer see in the corner of the quartermaster's eye the leery droop that greeted me at the start.
THE LIFE OF THE FLYJ. HENRI FABRE
A piece down the road, say a mile an' a half, I'm told there's a rotten bit o' road, an' I'm a little leery of trouble there.
THE BOY WITH THE U. S. FORESTERSFRANCIS ROLT-WHEELER
The "Friend" will give you a lot of advertising to place for them, for they are always "leery" of competition.
THE BREAD LINEALBERT BIGELOW PAINE
He was tugging villainously at a wicked mustache, and his eyes were thrillingly leery.
WE CAN'T HAVE EVERYTHINGRUPERT HUGHES
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WORDS RELATED TO LEERY

  • careful
  • circumspect
  • crafty
  • cunning
  • leery
  • secretive
  • shrewd
  • sly
  • wary
  • wily
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.