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adverb as in suspiciously

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It was home to a vibrant community of string theorists who warily welcomed me.

If Little Albert were alive today, he might smile, no doubt warily, at researchers working to extinguish real-life anguish.

Officials had warily lifted restrictions, desperate to restart the economy.

This year was supposed to be better than 2020, and yet, not a week into 2021, the other shoe—the one we all knew was coming, the one we all had been warily waiting for—finally dropped.

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The lesson is that polling is hard, and we should regard all election polls warily.

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The school counselor forced to deal with me pulled her headscarf forward and glanced warily at the videotape on her desk.

The United States government is watching warily, trying to broker diplomatic settlements and, so far, failing.

These clerics led by Hamza—which means “steadfast” in Arabic—approached us warily, slowly.

Despite his insistence that the book is a failure, a warily honest narrator emerges.

Environmentalists have responded warily to the advent of gas.

You never can tell, Phyllis murmured, treading through the grass more warily.

He did not ask his visitors to take seats, though, but he kept watching them warily out of the corners of his eyes.

He came back warily, forgetting his English accent, which he had laboriously imitated in admiration of a certain vaudeville hero.

Ursi edged warily toward Clark as if he were a ferocious but chained beast.

There was bright moonlight last night with snow, and I may tell you that I walked warily!


On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to warily, such as: carefully, cautiously, vigilantly, and watchfully.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.