unguarded

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adjective un·guard·ed \ˌən-ˈgär-dəd\

Definition of unguarded

  1. 1 :  vulnerable to attack :  unprotected

  2. 2 :  free from guile or wariness :  direct, incautious unguarded remarks

unguardedly

adverb

unguardedness

noun

Examples of unguarded in a Sentence

  1. I let the secret about the surprise party spill out in an unguarded moment.

  2. the swimming coach quickly regretted his unguarded comments about the young swimmer's limitations

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First Known Use of unguarded

circa 1593


UNGUARDED Defined for English Language Learners

unguarded

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adjective

Definition of unguarded for English Language Learners

  • : 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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