guarded

[ gahr-did ]
/ ˈgɑr dɪd /

adjective

cautious; careful; prudent: to be guarded in one's speech.
protected, watched, or restrained, as by a guard.

QUIZZES

THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?

Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for guarded

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for guarded

guarded

adj.

Watched over; supervised, as of the condition of a patient.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.