- cautious; careful; prudent: to be guarded in one's speech.
- protected, watched, or restrained, as by a guard.
Origin of guarded
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Examples from the Web for well-guarded
It's just that those in charge have diverted that wealth into a deep well that sits on their well-guarded estates.Michael Moore: America Is Not Broke
March 7, 2011
"You must be sure that you are well-guarded," said Mrs. Knapp.Blindfolded
Earle Ashley Walcott
Send a well-guarded, placating embassy to him and to Cotubanama.1492
Cautiously, and in well-guarded phrase, Blount stated his case.The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush
High walls were they and well-guarded, and at their foot was a deep moat which was rosy with lotus flowers all the seventh month.Japanese Fairy Tales
A safe boat given also by him who built the gratuitous ferry daily transports to the well-guarded shore.From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan
Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky
- having sufficient protection from danger or harm
- kept private or out of the public eyewell-guarded secrets
- protected or kept under surveillance
- prudent, restrained, or noncommittala guarded reply
Word Origin and History for well-guarded
c.1500, past participle adjective from guard (v.). Meaning "reserved and cautious in speech, behavior, etc." is from 1728. Related: Guardedly; guardedness.
- Watched over; supervised, as of the condition of a patient.