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guarded

guard·ed

guarded

 
pronunciation:
gar dihd
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: wary; cautious.
Having had our hopes dashed so many times, we received the news with guarded optimism.a guarded manner
synonyms:
alert, attentive, careful, cautious, heedful, mindful, observant, vigilant, wary, watchful
antonyms:
unguarded
similar words:
awake, cagey, circumspect, keen, perceptive, prudent, safe
definition 2: protected or restrained.
antonyms:
unguarded
similar words:
invulnerable, protected, safe, watched
derivations: guardedly (adv.), guardedness (n.)