An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (cautious)
a. cauteloso
Even if everyone thought he was crazy, Leonard knew his wary attitude would save him some day.Aunque todos pensaran que estaba loco, Leonard sabía que su actitud cautelosa le salvaría la vida algún día.
You need to be wary if you go to that part of the city at night.Hay que ser cautelosos si van a esa zona de la ciudad por la noche.
b. precavido
The journalist could tell from the woman's wary reaction that she was not too eager to answer questions.La periodista supo, por la reacción precavida de la mujer, que no estaba muy dispuesta a contestar preguntas.
c. receloso (person)
Always wary of strangers walking by the house, Gerardo kept his taser next to the door.Siempre receloso de los desconocidos que pasaran por su casa, Gerardo guardaba su pistola Taser al lado de la puerta.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. cauteloso(a), precavido(a)
to be wary of something/somebodyrecelar de algo/alguien
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wary [ˈwɛərɪ]
warier (comparative)wariest (superlative) [+person] receloso
we all felt rather wary, none of us knowing quite what to do next They were distinctly wary, as if expecting trouble
[+manner] cauteloso; precavido
she seems very wary parece estar muy recelosa
she took a few wary steps into the room he gave a few wary knocks on the door he looked at her with wary eyes
banks are becoming increasingly wary los bancos están volviéndose cada vez más precavidos
to keep a wary eye on sth/sb
I kept a wary eye on the gathering stormclouds observaba con cierta preocupación los nubarrones que se acercaban; the president had to keep a wary eye on the radical faction of his party el presidente tenía que vigilar de cerca al sector más radical de su partido
bankers are keeping a wary eye on the outcome
he gave her a wary look la miró con recelo
the question made her wary la pregunta la puso en guardia
to be wary of sth/sb desconfiar de algo/algn; no fiarse de algo/algn
to be wary of strangers desconfiar or no fiarse de los desconocidos
People are understandably wary of the new government People did not teach their children to be wary of strangers I've always been very wary of her
they were very wary of his violent temper se mostraban muy cautelosos debido a su temperamento violento
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