from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In an unguarded manner, without pretense.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an unguarded manner; without watchful attention to danger; without caution; carelessly: as, to speak or promise unguardedly.


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  • She sat upright with a very audible gasp, and demanded in unguardedly loud tones, "Who's that?"

    Just Patty

  • From a contemporary viewpoint, it's hard to imagine any political figure being as unguardedly complacent as Humphrey appears in "Primary," or as curiously vulnerable and assured as both Kennedy and his future first lady come off.

    The Man Who Held Up a Mirror to America

  • Many of the events are informal and unscripted, and can afford glimpses of public figures talking unguardedly about their ideas, their life, and their convictions.

    The Story Behind the Story

  • Kathleen Parker, in one of her more unguardedly loopy columns, chastises Barack Obama for not being a tough guy.

    No Mas Macho

  • There are tens of thousands of e-mails in that trove, a lot of people speaking unguardedly, unwisely and impolitically.

    You shall know them by their work

  • These views found frequent expression in private, and in public too; I myself particularly remember the Chancellor's speaking thus most unguardedly at a dinner in Rheims.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • Her manner is so open, candid, and unguardedly optimistic, she leaves you feeling that she would be a great best friend.

    Marcus Buckingham: What Does A Strong Life Look Like?

  • Victims as we are of bad habit, unambitious as we are about our souls' progress we speak so unguardedly!

    Archive 2009-03-15

  • In Alien Nation, in 1995, Peter Brimelow, attempting to explain the concept of “nation” reminded his readers of theoutcry that went up atevery time someone “unguardedly described America as a ‘Christian nation.’”

    A Muslim Country Or A Christian Nation?

  • They retained, however, in some measure, the ferocity of their ancestry, could not be domesticated on account of their antipathy to the human race, and were often dangerous if approached unguardedly, or wantonly disturbed.

    The Bride of Lammermoor


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