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guarded

[ gahr-did ]
/ ˈgɑr dɪd /
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adjective
cautious; careful; prudent: to be guarded in one's speech.
protected, watched, or restrained, as by a guard.
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Origin of guarded

First recorded in 1500–10; guard + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM guarded

guard·ed·ly, adverbguard·ed·ness, nounself-guarded, adjectivewell-guarded, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for guarded

guarded
/ (ˈɡɑːdɪd) /

adjective
protected or kept under surveillance
prudent, restrained, or noncommittala guarded reply

Derived forms of guarded

guardedly, adverbguardedness, noun
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