I have a sentence that runs, "My sense of reassurance was wareful." Is this word archaic? Should I use wary instead? Or is the meaning of the sentence just plain ambiguous to begin with?
closed as general reference by MετάEd, Daniel, Matt Эллен, Mr. Shiny and New 安宇, Mitch Oct 10 '12 at 14:49
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to answer the first question, dictionary.com says:
Note the [Obs.], which means Obsolete. So yes, it's not used these days. (I consider myself pretty well-educated and I've never encountered the word before.)
In reading your sentence, even after checking the dictionary, I'm still not sure what you're trying to convey, so I'd say it's confusing. Perhaps you mean something like