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English definition of “guarded”

guarded

adjective     /ˈɡɑː.dɪd/ US  /ˈɡɑːr-/
careful not to give too much information or show how you really feel: a guarded responseCautious and vigilantPaying attention and being careful guardedly     /-li/ adverb Cautious and vigilantPaying attention and being careful
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