un·​guard·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈgär-dəd How to pronounce unguarded (audio) \

Definition of unguarded

1 : vulnerable to attack : unprotected
2 : free from guile or wariness : direct, incautious unguarded remarks

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Other Words from unguarded

unguardedly adverb
unguardedness noun

Examples of unguarded in a Sentence

I let the secret about the surprise party spill out in an unguarded moment. the swimming coach quickly regretted his unguarded comments about the young swimmer's limitations

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Lodeiro waited to draw defenders closer, then slipped a pass to his right where an unguarded Roldan took the ball and fired a laser into the net. Geoff Baker, The Seattle Times, "Sounders get needed early goal en route to blowout of Houston," 8 Oct. 2018 The region's Arab separatists, once only known for nighttime attacks on unguarded oil pipelines, claimed responsibility. Edmund Demarche, Fox News, "Iran warns US, Israel of 'devastating' response after deadly parade attack, report says," 24 Sep. 2018 Jewish cemeteries remain unguarded and in constant danger, as Jewish community members now live far from its cemeteries. Howard Blas, Sun-Sentinel.com, "The worldwide work of saving cemeteries and honoring the Jewish dead," 19 June 2018 Pelé shot towards the unguarded goal—but scuffed his kick and missed. The Economist, "When drama and beauty turn the World Cup into art," 7 June 2018 Falcao sent Pickford diving headlong before placing the ball through the unguarded center. James Ellingworth, The Seattle Times, "Pickford the hero as England’s penalty curse ends," 3 July 2018 But there are other moments where like the goofy, guileless, unguarded teen of ten years ago seems to suddenly reappear. Chris Willman, chicagotribune.com, "Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' tour: 10 things we learned from opening night," 9 May 2018 Tillman, a sophomore, drained one from beyond the NBA arc while unguarded, and rattled in another that hit the front rim and dropped through the net with a shooter’s touch. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, "Can Michigan State's Xavier Tillman, Nick Ward stay on floor together?," 12 July 2018 Macdonald and his team also unearthed around 30 minutes of previously unseen home movie footage from various sources that showcase an unguarded and vulnerable Houston. Melinda Newman, Billboard, "'Whitney' Director Kevin Macdonald on Capturing Houston's Magical Rise and Tragic Fall," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of unguarded

circa 1593, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of unguarded was circa 1593

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English Language Learners Definition of unguarded

: speaking carelessly without thinking about what you are saying : direct and honest especially when you should be cautious
: not protected or watched over

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