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Definition of guarded adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(of a person or a remark they make) careful; not showing feelings or giving much information synonym cautious
  2. 2 a guarded reply You should be more guarded in what you say to reporters. They gave the news a guarded welcome (= did not show great enthusiasm about it). opposite unguarded
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