from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Suspicious or distrustful; wary: was leery of aggressive salespeople.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Cautious, hesitant, or nervous about something; having reservations or concerns.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Knowing; wide-awake; sly: as, the leery man.
- Empty, in any sense: as, a leery cart; to be leery and tired.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
Yet Republicans remain leery of the growing Democratic push for a second economic stimulus program to be considered in September, worried that Democrats are trying to corner them with a politically appealing proposal right before the elections.
Many businesses remain leery of putting their applications and data on servers they don’t control, for example.
But every deliver guy was kind of leery about thiss fellow.
Donald Birger, president of InstaCredit Automart, which sold more than 3,000 vehicles in 2008 through its two dealerships in Collinsville, Ill., and O'Fallon, Mo., says he initially was "leery" of the remote disabling systems, in part because he thought customers might object.
But I ` m really kind of leery about making -- him making bond.
RANDY STRICKER, THOMSON RESIDENT: I'm kind of leery a little bit, I guess.
U.S. Deputy Ambassador Alejandro Wolff said he was "leery" about blaming Ethiopia for what is primarily an internal Somali problem.
In the same article linked to above, Environment Minister Leona Dombrowsky said that she's "leery" about incineration and approves of composting.
LEWIS: Just that, you know, everybody in the school is taking the necessary steps to make sure all the kids are protected And you know, she probably won't be allowed to play outside today and she still was kind of leery about going to school.
I figure that Jake Offutt is kind of leery about the way folks are talking about you.