1. openly distrustful and unwilling to confide

    Synonyms : leery, mistrustful, suspicious, untrusting
  2. marked by keen caution and watchful prudence

    Antonyms : unwary
    Examples :
    • they were wary in their movements
    • a wary glance at the black clouds
    • taught to be wary of strangers


  1. a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)

    Synonyms : ebb, ebbing
    Type Of : decline, diminution
  2. grow smaller

    Synonyms : decline, go down
    Type Of : decrease, lessen, fall, diminish
    Examples :
    • Interest in the project waned
  3. become smaller

    Antonyms : wax
    Type Of : decrease, lessen, fall, diminish
    Examples :
    • Interest in his novels waned
  4. decrease in phase

    Antonyms : wax
    Type Of : lessen, decrease, diminish, fall


  1. do without or cease to hold or adhere to

    Synonyms : dispense with, forego, foreswear, forgo, relinquish
  2. lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime

    Synonyms : forego, forfeit, forgo, give up, throw overboard
    Type Of : abandon


  1. a formal written statement of relinquishment

    Synonyms : discharge, release
    Type Of : relinquishing, relinquishment


  1. someone engaged in or experienced in warfare

    Type Of : individual, mortal, person, soul, somebody, someone