guarded

adjective guard·ed \ ˈgär-dəd \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of guarded

2 : being an extremely serious condition with uncertain outcome
  • was in guarded condition after the crash

guardedly

adverb

guardedness

noun

Examples of guarded in a Sentence

  1. a guarded man who knew better than to reveal such delicate information

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First Known Use of guarded

1709


GUARDED Defined for English Language Learners

guarded

adjective

Definition of guarded for English Language Learners

  • : very careful about giving information, showing feelings, etc.


GUARDED Defined for Kids

guarded

adjective guard·ed \ ˈgär-dəd \

Definition of guarded for Students

: cautious
  • a guarded answer


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