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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. cauto
Melanie was guarded in her reply and I could see she was nervous.Melanie fue cauta en su respuesta y vi que estaba nerviosa.
b. cauteloso
Her guarded reply did not give me grounds for optimism.Su respuesta cautelosa no me dio motivos para ser optimista.
c. comedido
Not wishing to inflame the situation further, the president's words were guarded.El presidente no quería exacerbar la situación así que sus palabras fueron comedidas.
d. moderado
People welcomed the news with guarded optimism.El pueblo recibió la noticia con un optimismo moderado.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (cautious)
a. cauteloso(a), cauto(a)
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guarded [ˈɡɑːdɪd]
[+person] cauto; comedido; [+reply, tone] cauteloso; [+optimism] comedido; moderado
she was guarded about committing herself fue cautelosa or cauta a la hora de comprometerse
she was guarded about her feelings on the subject
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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