guardedness


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guard·ed

 (gär′dĭd)
adj.
1. Protected; defended.
2. Watched over; supervised.
3. Cautious; restrained: We view these changes with guarded optimism.

guard′ed·ly adv.
guard′ed·ness n.
Translations

guardedness

[ˈgɑːdɪdnɪs] Ncautela f, circunspección f (frm)

guardedness

nVorsichtigkeit f; (of smile)Reserviertheit f
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Newman could not be drawn into any more explicit statement than a repetition of the perplexities he had already thrown out, and a confused oration, showing, How it was necessary to use the utmost caution; how the lynx-eyed Ralph had already seen him in company with his unknown correspondent; and how he had baffled the said Ralph by extreme guardedness of manner and ingenuity of speech; having prepared himself for such a contingency from the first.
Rochester himself, exercised over his intended a ceaseless surveillance; and it was from this sagacity--this guardedness of his--this perfect, clear consciousness of his fair one's defects-- this obvious absence of passion in his sentiments towards her, that my ever-torturing pain arose.
If at the start there was tension and guardedness, by the end, there is empathy, understanding and the discovery of common ground, a shared consciousness of life and its experiences.
My wife and I were clearly outsiders, and we got a sense of guardedness from the participants.
Relatives have focused their anger on the condition of the three-decade-old sub, which had undergone a seven-year refit to extend its service, and the navy's guardedness since the start of the search operation.
Rosik goes on to give careful attention to and provides an excellent discussion of certain clients' guardedness and the benefits of a longer length-of-stay, particularly in terms of what can be seen in the here-and-now, thus making treatment more effective and/ or more long-lasting.
Although Travis was a highly-skilled and well-trained employment specialist, and his team produced outcomes typical of high fidelity IPS SE programs, Travis and the team were not equipped to address and provide treatment for her PTSD symptoms, including "negative alterations in cognitions and mood" leading to guardedness and angry outbursts, during the job-seeking process.
There's a certain helpful guardedness before they post, and thoughtfulness before they post it, which is a good skill for us to teach kids in the technology age.
I have come to realise that those who hide behind a humourless veneer of self-control and guardedness are considerably less admirable than those who are not afraid to be the butt of a joke, or confess to their mistakes and infallibility.
As the nerimo emotion shows, however, fear and guardedness underline this seemingly inclusive notion of local community.