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"guarded" in American English

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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 trading floor 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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