Guarded meaning

gär'dĭd
The definition of guarded is being cautious or nervous about something or what is going to happen, or is not openly jumping into something.

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.

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Protected; defended.
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Watched over; supervised.
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Cautious; restrained.

We view these changes with guarded optimism.

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Kept safe; watched over and protected; defended.
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Cautious; noncommittal.

A guarded reply.

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Serious and of uncertain prognosis.

A patient in guarded condition.

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Simple past tense and past participle of guard.
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Watched over; supervised.
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Kept from escape or trouble; held in check; supervised.
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