Definition: guarded; wary
Part of Speech: Adjective
Synonym(s): distrustful, suspicious
Antonym(s): trusting, certain
1. After being beaten for no reason, the frightened prisoner was leery of all the guards.
2. You should be leery of any stranger who asks about your financial information.
3. When I learned about the campus rapist, I was leery of walking to my car alone.