how to pronounce guarded


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guarded is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of guarded in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… and spires guarded by gargoyles stood …”

meanings of guarded


  1. Watched over; supervised.
  2. Cautious; restrained.
  3. Not favourable.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of guard.

guarded frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word guarded occurs in english on average 3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics guarded can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that guarded can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

words that rhyme with guarded


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