leery[ leer-ee ]SEE DEFINITION OF leery
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LEERY
He was so silent and so kind of pleasant-looking I got leery of him.
He is a leery one, this; now he is not more than a yard and a half from the target.
But be leery that we don't get stuck for non-performance: which we can't afford.
Their emotions are mostly expressed by indeterminable, leery grins.
She was entirely frigid or else so leery of men that she might as well have been one herself.
The mathematician gave me a leery look, picked up in barracks.
I don't know why, but almost every fellow is leery of that position.
He twirled his Calabrian headpiece in his hands, and let his leery eyes wander about the walls.
She's a leery old bird—reminds me of one of those pictures of Fate, don't you know.
Lungy was leery that I was soft on Lucy—I might have been, easy enough—and sat looking at me for a straight hour.
RELATED WORDS AND SYNONYMS FOR LEERY
- going to great lengths
- playing safe
- handling with kid gloves
- keeping on one's toes
- on guard
- on the lookout
- on the qui vive
- thinking twice
- walking on eggs
- watching one's step
- watching out