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Meaning of GUARDED

Pronunciation:  'gârdid

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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.

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