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Aware vs. Wary — What's the Difference?

Aware vs. Wary — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Aware and Wary

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Aware

Having knowledge or discernment of something
Was aware of the difference between the two versions.
Became aware that the music had stopped.
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Wary

On guard; watchful
Taught to be wary of strangers.
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Aware

Attentive and well informed
"Most scientists are thoughtful, liberal-minded and socially aware people" (Armand Marie Leroi).
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Wary

Characterized by caution
A wary glance at the black clouds.
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Aware

(Archaic) Vigilant; watchful.
Jun 02, 2022
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Wary

Cautious of danger; carefully watching and guarding against deception, trickery, and dangers; suspiciously prudent
He is wary of dogs.
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Aware

Vigilant or on one's guard against danger or difficulty.
Stay aware! Don't let your guard down.
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Wary

Characterized by caution; guarded; careful; on one's guard
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Aware

Conscious or having knowledge of something.
Are you aware of what is being said about you?
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Wary

Thrifty, provident
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Aware

Watchful; vigilant or on one's guard against danger or difficulty.
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Wary

Cautious of danger; carefully watching and guarding against deception, artifices, and dangers; timorously or suspiciously prudent; circumspect; scrupulous; careful.
We should be wary, therefore, what persecution we raise against the living labors of public men.
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Aware

Apprised; informed; cognizant; conscious; as, he was aware of the enemy's designs.
Aware of nothing arduous in a taskThey never undertook.
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Wary

Characterized by caution; guarded; careful.
It behoveth our words to be wary and few.
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Aware

(sometimes followed by `of') having or showing realization or perception;
Was aware of his opponent's hostility
Became aware of her surroundings
Aware that he had exceeded the speed limit
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Wary

Marked by keen caution and watchful prudence;
They were wary in their movements
A wary glance at the black clouds
Taught to be wary of strangers
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Aware

Bearing in mind; attentive to;
Ever mindful of her health
Mindful of his responsibilities
Mindful of these criticisms, I shall attempt to justify my action
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Wary

Openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
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Aware

Aware or knowing;
A witting tool of the Communists
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Aware

(usually followed by `of') having knowledge or understanding;
Our youth are cognizant of the law
I am well aware of his limitations
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Aware

Alert and fully informed;
Politically aware
A knowing collector of rare books
The most...technically aware of the novelists under thirty
Surprisingly knowledgeable about what was going on
Jun 02, 2022

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