unguarded


unguarded


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.

adjective

  1. unprotected; vulnerable
  2. guileless; open; frank
  3. incautious or careless

adj.1590s, “not furnished with a guard,” from un- (1) “not” + guarded. Sense of “not on one’s guard, not taking heed” is attested from 1630s.

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