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Meaning of GUARDED

Pronunciation:  'gârdid

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  prudent; "guarded optimism"
  2. [adj]  very reluctant to give out information
 

GUARDED is a 7 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: cautious, incommunicative, noncommittal, restrained, uncommunicative, unrevealing
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Guard"ed\, a.
Cautious; wary; circumspect; as, he was guarded in his
expressions; framed or uttered with caution; as, his
expressions were guarded. -- {Guard"edly}, adv. --
{Guard"ed*ness}, n.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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