Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Lacking protection or a guard; vulnerable: an unguarded gate.
  • adj. Displaying, having, or feeling no wariness; incautious: an unguarded remark.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having no guard or protection; vulnerable.
  • adj. Displaying a lack of caution or thought.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not guarded; not watched; not defended; having no guard.
  • Careless; negligent; not cautious; not done or spoken with caution: as, an unguarded expression or action; to be unguarded in conversation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. displaying or feeling no wariness
  • adj. lacking protection or a guard

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Examples

  • He demanded that Eribo should go and find out what constituency allowance of lawmakers is all about before making what he described as unguarded comments.

    Thisday Online

  • In Rape of the Sabine Women, often the camera seems to capture the actors in unguarded moments and frequently the crew intrudes upon the film-set, crashing through the fantasy world Ms. Sussman so painstakingly creates.

    Spread ArtCulture: Interview: Eve Sussman - on the making of her film, Rape of the Sabine Women

  • “Let it be known that the southern border will henceforward be closed to the economic migration of foreign nationals, whilst the Northern border will remain unguarded, allowing potential terrorists easy access to the heartland of the United States.”

    Think Progress » ThinkFast: May 18, 2006

  • Let it be known that the southern border will henceforward be closed to the economic migration of foreign nationals, whilst the Northern border will remain unguarded, allowing potential terrorists easy access to the heartland of the United States.

    Think Progress » ThinkFast: May 18, 2006

  • Leaving keys in ignitions and leaving purses unguarded is not smart.

    Mexico living: five questions

  •  Felicia glanced up, her expression unguarded, unable to quench the fierce joy running through her veins.

    Falcon's Prey

  • The Eltons and Pritts and Coughlins, each of them simply an enormous mouth bellowing the same lie over and over again, are obviously extreme cases, but we deceive ourselves if we do not realise that we can all resemble them in unguarded moments.

    Notes on Nationalism

  • He is very lovable, and is evidently much beloved, and is able to go about in unguarded security.

    The Golden Chersonese and the Way Thither

  • When a soldier leaves his post unguarded, that is desertion.

    Sanford contradicts himself on meetings with mistress

  • And so, as he rode by the churchyard and saw the magic sword unguarded in the stone, he thought how fine a weapon it would be for Sir Kay.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 5

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