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English definition of “guarded”

guarded

adjective uk   /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
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Cautious and vigilantPaying attention and being careful
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