guarded UK US /ˈgɑːdɪd/ adjective
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.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • guardedly — adv. Guardedly is used with these adjectives: ↑optimistic Guardedly is used with these verbs: ↑reply …   Collocations dictionary

  • guardedly — guarded ► ADJECTIVE ▪ cautious and having possible reservations. DERIVATIVES guardedly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • Guardedly — Guarded Guard ed, a. Cautious; wary; circumspect; as, he was guarded in his expressions; framed or uttered with caution; as, his expressions were guarded. {Guard edly}, adv. {Guard ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • guardedly — adverb see guarded …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • guardedly — See guarded. * * * …   Universalium

  • guardedly — adverb In a guarded manner …   Wiktionary

  • guardedly — adv. in a guarded manner; cautiously; carefully …   English contemporary dictionary

  • guardedly — guard·ed·ly …   English syllables

  • guardedly — See: guarded …   English dictionary

  • guardedly — adverb in a conservative manner we estimated the number of demonstrators conservatively at 200,000. • Syn: ↑conservatively, ↑cautiously • Derived from adjective: ↑guarded …   Useful english dictionary