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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Word Origin & History

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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Example sentences
Keas will tear windshield wipers from cars, shred unguarded clothing and
  backpacks and raid cabins.
Their diet generally consists of whatever plants are growing nearby but might
  be supplemented by an unguarded pair of sandals.
Watch for the unguarded moments that are bound to happen on such an emotional
  day.
But when she breaks into a rare smile, her face lights up with unguarded
  delight.
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