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unguarded

[ uhn-gahr-did ]
/ ʌnˈgɑr dɪd /
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adjective

not guarded; unprotected; undefended.
open; frank; guileless: an unguarded manner.
exposed to attack or capture by the opponent without recourse by the player, as a card, chess piece, etc.: an unguarded queen of clubs; an unguarded pawn.
not cautious or discreet; careless: In an unguarded moment he had told her about his affair.
without a safeguard, as a cover, barrier, or shield, for protection: an unguarded buzz saw.

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Origin of unguarded

First recorded in 1585–95; un-1 + guarded

OTHER WORDS FROM unguarded

un·guard·ed·ly, adverbun·guard·ed·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for unguarded

unguarded
/ (ʌnˈɡɑːdɪd) /

adjective

unprotected; vulnerable
guileless; open; frank
incautious or careless

Derived forms of unguarded

unguardedly, adverbunguardedness, noun
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