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]

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