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Vigilant vs. Wary

Difference Between Vigilant and Wary

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Vigilant

On the alert, as for danger or error; watchful.
May 25, 2022

Wary

On guard; watchful
Taught to be wary of strangers.
May 25, 2022

Vigilant

Watchful, especially for danger or disorder; alert; wary
Be vigilant for signs of disease in your garden.
May 25, 2022

Wary

Characterized by caution
A wary glance at the black clouds.
May 25, 2022

Vigilant

Attentive to discover and avoid danger, or to provide for safety; wakeful; watchful; circumspect; wary.
Sirs, take your places, and be vigilant.
May 25, 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.
May 25, 2022

Vigilant

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
May 25, 2022

Wary

Characterized by caution; guarded; careful; on one's guard
May 25, 2022

Wary

Thrifty, provident
May 25, 2022

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.
May 25, 2022

Wary

Characterized by caution; guarded; careful.
It behoveth our words to be wary and few.
May 25, 2022

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
May 25, 2022

Wary

Openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
May 25, 2022

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