Wary vs. Weary

Wary vs. Weary — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Wary and Weary

Waryadjective

On guard; watchful

taught to be wary of strangers.

Wearyadjective

Physically or mentally tired.

Waryadjective

Characterized by caution

a wary glance at the black clouds.

Wearyadjective

Expressive of or prompted by tiredness

a weary smile.

Waryadjective

Cautious of danger; carefully watching and guarding against deception, trickery, and dangers; suspiciously prudent.

He is wary of dogs.

Wearyadjective

Having one's interest, forbearance, or indulgence worn out

weary of delays.

Waryadjective

Characterized by caution; guarded; careful.

Wearyadjective

Causing fatigue; tiresome

a weary wait.

Waryadjective

marked by keen caution and watchful prudence;

they were wary in their movementsa wary glance at the black cloudstaught to be wary of strangers

Wearyverb

To make or become weary.

Waryadjective

openly distrustful and unwilling to confide

Wearyadjective

Having the strength exhausted by toil or exertion; tired; fatigued.

A weary traveller knocked at the door.

Wearyadjective

Having one's patience, relish, or contentment exhausted; tired; sick.

soldiers weary of marching, or of confinement;I grew weary of studying and left the library.

Wearyadjective

Expressive of fatigue.

He gave me a weary smile.

Wearyadjective

Causing weariness; tiresome.

Wearyverb

To make or to become weary.

Wearyverb

exhaust or tire through overuse or great strain or stress;

We wore ourselves out on this hike

Wearyverb

get tired of something or somebody

Wearyadjective

physically and mentally fatigued;

`aweary' is archaic