guardingly

adverb
guard·​ing·​ly

Definition of guardingly

: in a protective or defensive manner

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History and Etymology for guardingly

from present participle of guard entry 2 + -ly

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“Guardingly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/guardingly. Accessed 26 Nov. 2021.

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