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guarded

  
  
If you describe someone as guarded, you mean that they are careful not to show their feelings or give away information.      adj  
The boy gave him a guarded look..., In the office, Dr. Lahey seemed less guarded, more relaxed.     
  guardedly      adv   usu ADV with v, ADV adj, also ADV with cl  
`I am happy, so far,' he says guardedly..., They are guardedly optimistic that the market is on the road to recovery.     
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guarded

  
  
cagey     (informal)   careful, cautious, circumspect, discreet, leery     (slang)   noncommittal, prudent, reserved, restrained, reticent, suspicious, wary  

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