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leery

Postby KatyBr » Sat Nov 05, 2005 12:26 pm

leer·y (lîr)
adj. leer·i·er, leer·i·est
Suspicious or distrustful; wary: was leery of aggressive salespeople.

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leeri·ly adv.
leeri·ness n.

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ThesaurusLegend: Synonyms Related Words AntonymsAdj. 1. leery - openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
mistrustful, suspicious, untrusting, wary
distrustful - having or showing distrust; "a man of distrustful nature"; "my experience...in other fields of law has made me distrustful of rules of thumb generally"- B.N.Cardozo; "vigilant and distrustful superintendence"- Thomas Jefferson

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Postby Grogie » Sat Nov 05, 2005 2:57 pm

Thanks for this one Katy. I do hear it occasionally but it definitely does need to be used more often.
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