un guarded

unguarded

[uhn-gahr-did]
adjective
1.
not guarded; unprotected; undefended.
2.
open; frank; guileless: an unguarded manner.
3.
exposed to attack or capture by the opponent without recourse by the player, as a card, chess piece, etc.: an unguarded queen of clubs; an unguarded pawn.
4.
not cautious or discreet; careless: In an unguarded moment he had told her about his affair.
5.
without a safeguard, as a cover, barrier, or shield, for protection: an unguarded buzz saw.

Origin:
1585–95; un-1 + guarded

unguardedly, adverb
unguardedness, noun


1. defenseless. 4. indiscreet.
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unguarded (ʌnˈɡɑːdɪd)
 
adj
1.  unprotected; vulnerable
2.  guileless; open; frank
3.  incautious or careless
 
un'guardedly
 
adv
 
un'guardedness
 
n

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unguarded
1593, "not furnished with a guard," from un- (1) "not" + pp. of guard. Sense of "not on one's guard, not taking heed" is attested from 1640.
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