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Vigilant vs. Wary

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Vigilantadjective

Watchful, especially for danger or disorder; alert; wary

‘Be vigilant for signs of disease in your garden.’;

Waryadjective

Cautious of danger; carefully watching and guarding against deception, trickery, and dangers; suspiciously prudent.

‘He is wary of dogs.’;

Vigilantadjective

Attentive to discover and avoid danger, or to provide for safety; wakeful; watchful; circumspect; wary.

‘Sirs, take your places, and be vigilant.’;

Waryadjective

Characterized by caution; guarded; careful.

Vigilantadjective

carefully observant or attentive; on the lookout for possible danger;

‘a policy of open-eyed awareness’; ‘the vigilant eye of the town watch’; ‘there was a watchful dignity in the room’; ‘a watchful parent with a toddler in tow’;

Waryadjective

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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Waryadjective

Characterized by caution; guarded; careful.

‘It behoveth our words to be wary and few.’;

Waryadjective

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’;

Waryadjective

openly distrustful and unwilling to confide

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