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guarded

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

having or showing a close attentiveness to avoiding danger or trouble
  • a guarded man who knew better than to reveal such delicate information
  • guarded actions

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guarded

verb
past tense of guard

Synonyms & Antonyms of guarded (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to drive danger or attack away from
  • guard the quarterback so he doesn't get sacked

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2 to disallow entry into (a place) by means of a physical barrier at the entry point
  • a fire-breathing dragon guarded the entrance to the castle

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The first known use of guarded was in 1709

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“Guarded.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/guarded. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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