Wa"ry (?), a. [Compar.
Warier (?); superl. Wariest.] [OE.
war, AS. wær; akin to Icel. v?rr, Dan. & Sw.
var, Goth. wars, G. gewahr aware, OHG. wara
notice, attention, Gr. ? to see. Cf. Aware, Garment,
Garnish, Garrison, Panorama, Ward, v.
t. Ware, a., Warren.]
1. Cautious of danger; carefully watching and
guarding against deception, artifices, and dangers; timorously or
suspiciously prudent; circumspect; scrupulous; careful. "Bear a
wary eye." Shak.
We should be wary, therefore, what persecution we
raise against the living labors of public men.
2. Characterized by caution; guarded;
It behoveth our words to be wary and
Syn. -- Cautious; circumspect; watchful. See