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"guarded" in British English

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(Definition of guarded from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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guardedadjective

 us   /ˈɡɑr·dɪd/
careful in ​speech in ​order to ​avoid giving ​information: The ​president made a guarded, lawyerly ​response.
(Definition of guarded from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"guarded" in Business English

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guardedadjective

uk   us   /ˈɡɑːdɪd/
careful not to give too much ​information or show how you really ​feel: a guarded ​response Conversation on the ​tradingfloor tends to be polite but guarded.
protected from being known, ​found, ​harmed, or taken: carefully/closely/fiercely guarded a carefully guarded ​secret
guardedly
adverb
We are guardedly ​optimistic about the ​economy.
(Definition of guarded from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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