- kept safe; watched over and protected; defended
- kept from escape or trouble; held in check; supervised
- cautious; noncommittal: a guarded reply
- serious and of uncertain prognosis: a patient in guarded condition
- An example of guarded is when you are considering going on a trip but just aren't sure if it's the right choice.
- An example of guarded is when a doctor is cautiously optimsitic.
The definition of guarded is being cautious or nervous about something or what is going to happen, or is not openly jumping into something.
- Protected; defended.
- Watched over; supervised.
- Cautious; restrained: We view these changes with guarded optimism.
- simple past tense and past participle of guard
- He was guarded again.
- The humor in Sarah's eyes was immediately replaced with concern - and then a guarded expression.
- His gaze was wary and moving, and he was guarded once more.
- It was under the name of al-mandi that Mokhtar proclaimed `Ali's son Mahommed as the opponent of the caliph Abdalmalik, and, according to Shahrastani, the doctrine of the mandi, the hidden deliverer who is one day to appear and fill the oppressed world with righteousness, first arose in connexion with a belief that this Mahommed had not died but lived concealed at Mount Radwa, near Mecca, guarded by a lion and a panther.
- His was a smile that reached the eyes, where a spark of guarded humor glimmered.