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unguarded

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of unguarded

  1. 1 free in expressing one's true feelings and opinions the swimming coach quickly regretted his unguarded comments about the young swimmer's limitations Synonyms of unguarded candid, direct, forthcoming, forthright, foursquare, freehearted, free-spoken, honest, open, openhearted, out-front, outspoken, plain, plainspoken, straight, straightforward, frank, unreserved, up-frontWords Related to unguarded artless, earnest, guileless, ingenuous, innocent, naive (or naïve), natural, real, sincere, unaffected, undesigning, unpretending, unpretentious; outgoing, uninhibited, unrestrained; vocal, vociferous; abrupt, bluff, blunt, brusque (also brusk), crusty, curt, gruff, sharp; impertinent, impolite, inconsiderate, rude, tactless, thoughtless, uncivil, undiplomatic, ungracious, unmannerly, unsubtleNear Antonyms of unguarded inhibited, reserved, restrained; close-mouthed, laconic, quiet, reticent, taciturn, tight-lipped, uncommunicative; ambiguous, circuitous, equivocal, evasive; diplomatic, politic, tactful; civil, considerate, courteous, politeAntonyms of unguarded dissembling, uncandid, unforthcoming

  2. 2 lacking protection from danger or resistance against attack an unguarded gate that would later prove to be the fatal weakness in the city's defenses Synonyms of unguarded defenseless, exposed, susceptible, undefended, helpless, unprotected, unresistant, vulnerableWords Related to unguarded indefensible, untenable; uncovered, unsafe; overcome, preyed (on or upon); disarmed, passive, resistless, unarmed; feeble, frail, weak; abandoned, high and dry, maroonedNear Antonyms of unguarded defensible; covered, fortified, safe, screened, secure, sheltered; armed, armored; immune, impenetrable, impregnable, invincible, strong, unassailable, unbeatable, unconquerable; almighty, omnipotentAntonyms of unguarded guarded, invulnerable, protected, resistant, shielded

  3. 3 not paying or showing close attention especially for the purpose of avoiding trouble in an unguarded moment I let my mind wander and smashed my car into a tree Synonyms of unguarded heedless, incautious, mindless, careless, unsafe, unwaryWords Related to unguarded bold, impetuous, rash, reckless; inattentive, regardless; blithe, inconsiderate, thoughtless; absentminded, forgetful, unmindful; lax, neglectful, negligent, remiss, slipshod; imprudent, indiscreet, injudicious; inadvertent, unintentional, unplannedNear Antonyms of unguarded attentive, chary, observant, vigilant, watchful; foresighted, forethoughtful, provident; calculating, scheming, shrewd; considerate, thoughtful; ultracareful, ultracautiousAntonyms of unguarded alert, cautious, circumspect, gingerly, guarded, heedful, safe, wary


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