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leary

[leer-ee] /ˈlɪər i/
adjective
1.
leery1 .
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  • leary the income level of birders has been found to be well above average.
British Dictionary definitions for leary

leary

adjective learier, leariest
1.
(Southwest English, dialect) empty

leery

/ˈlɪərɪ/
adjective leerier, leeriest, learier, leariest
1.
(mainly dialect) knowing or sly
2.
(slang) (foll by of) suspicious or wary
3.
(slang) rowdy or boisterous
Derived Forms
leeriness, leariness, noun
Word Origin
C18: perhaps from obsolete sense (to look askance) of leer
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leery

adjective

Untrusting; suspicious; wary: He was leery of toting so much money/ Cheyfitz and Farrell exchanged leery glances

[1718+; probably fr British dialect lere, ''learning, knowledge'']


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