wariness

  • 1 Wariness — Wa ri*ness, n. The quality or state of being wary; care to foresee and guard against evil; cautiousness. An almost reptile wariness. G. W. Cable. [1913 Webster] To determine what are little things in religion, great wariness is to be used. Sprat …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 wariness — index caution (vigilance), deliberation, diligence (care), discretion (quality of being discreet), doubt (suspicion) …

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  • 3 wariness — chariness, caution, circumspection, calculation (see under CAUTIOUS) Analogous words: alertness, watchfulness (see corresponding adjectives at WATCHFUL): *prudence, discretion, foresight, forethought, providence Antonyms: foolhardiness: brashness …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 wariness — [n] caution alertness, attention, care, carefulness, deliberation, discretion, guardedness, heed, heedfulness, prudence, vigilance, watchfulness; concept 410 …

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  • 5 wariness — [wer′ē nis] n. the quality or state of being wary …

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  • 6 wariness — wary ► ADJECTIVE (warier, wariest) (often wary of) ▪ cautious about possible dangers or problems. DERIVATIVES warily adverb wariness noun. ORIGIN Old English …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 wariness — noun see wary …

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  • 8 wariness — /wair ee nis/, n. the state or quality of being wary. [1545 55; WARY + NESS] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 9 wariness — noun a) vigilance or the condition of being alert b) precautionary forethought to avoid harm or risk …

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  • 10 wariness — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. caution, suspicion, alertness; see attention 1 , care 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. caution, circumspection, alertness, guardedness, carefulness, watchfulness, mindfulness. ANT.: carelessness, inattentive ness, devil …

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  • 11 wariness — sb. [iwarness]. O. and N. 1226 …

    Oldest English Words

  • 12 wariness — war·i·ness || weÉ™rɪnɪs n. caution, heedfulness, watchfulness, vigilance …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 13 wariness — n. Caution, cautiousness, care, circumspection, watchfulness, forethought, vigilance, foresight, scrupulousness …

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  • 14 wariness — war·i·ness …

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  • 15 wariness — See: wary …

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  • 16 wariness — /ˈwɛərinəs/ (say wairreenuhs) noun the state or quality of being wary. {war(y) + i 2 + ness} …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 wariness — noun the trait of being cautious and watchful • Syn: ↑chariness • Ant: ↑unwariness • Derivationally related forms: ↑chary (for: ↑chariness), ↑wary …

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  • 18 caution — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Wariness Nouns 1. caution, cautiousness, discretion, prudence, heed, circumspection, calculation; coolness, deliberation, forethought, foresight; vigilance, care; warning. 2. (cautious attitude) coolness …

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  • 19 Martin Wiener — Martin Joel Wiener (born 1941) is an American academic and author. He is currently the chair of the history department at Rice University. English Culture and the Decline of the Industrial Spirit: The Wiener Debate His main claim to fame lies… …

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  • 20 Island tameness — is the tendency of many populations and species of animals living on isolated islands to lose their wariness of potential predators, particularly of large animals. The term is partly synonymous with ecological naïvete, which also has a wider… …

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