/ˈwɛər i nɪs/
the state or quality of being
watchful, cautious, or alert
characterized by caution or watchfulness
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Once they decide people are harmless and rewarding, they seem to lose their natural wariness.
It requires the more wariness in our private estimates.
The uncertainties of the academic job market make such wariness a practical necessity.
In a country where corruption is pervasive, the tarnished image of private education has led to a growing public wariness.
She is able to laugh about her commencement-night misadventure, but she has not dropped her wariness.
Frustrated by their wariness, she has stopped on the drive back to check out a large herd of alpacas.
Yet the military's long legacy as a privileged pillar of the outgoing regime still provokes wariness.
Yet from a lifetime of self-control, the habit of dignified wariness still aids him.
Many investors today are racing to ethanol, but wariness seems advisable.
Primarily, it is a wariness about government itself.
And it will be financed smartly and professionally, with a view toward the main event and a wariness of distracting sideshows.
Needless to say, his return leaves his co-workers with mixed feelings, ranging from wariness to outright hostility.
On the surface, foreign wariness seems more sensible.
First, there has been a sharp fall in capital inflows, reflecting extreme wariness on the part of foreign investors.
None of this will alter the strategic wariness across the region, of course.
Drivers' wariness about road pricing is understandable, but they would probably benefit.
In pubs normal wariness is suspended in favour of live and let live, of free speech and free space.
But the important thing is not the cynicism or the wariness.
But the effect of this galloping mistrust, rampant cynicism, edgy wariness can be measured by looking at the bottom line.
Songbirds and raptors will not disappoint, while shorebirds offer more of a challenge because of their size and wariness.
Still, even a degree of wariness can hinder productivity.
Clinical signs include lethargy, excessive salivation, loss of wariness of predators and slowly deteriorating body condition.
Close approaches by humans to marine mammals may cause them to lose their natural wariness and become aggressive towards people.
Only a few encounters were needed sometimes to transform whales' wariness of a stimulus to apparent unconcern.
Hunting turkeys helps to control their populations and maintain their natural wariness of people.
Their beauty, diversity, and wariness make them a favorite among collectors worldwide.
Unfortunately, bears often lose their natural wariness towards humans when they become habituated to human food.