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leery or leary (ˈlɪərɪ)
adj , leerier, leeriest, learier, leariest
1.  dialect chiefly knowing or sly
2.  slang (foll by of) suspicious or wary
3.  slang rowdy or boisterous
[C18: perhaps from obsolete sense (to look askance) of leer]
leary or leary
[C18: perhaps from obsolete sense (to look askance) of leer]
'leeriness or leary
'leariness or leary

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