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.
The diagnostic profile of the patient, as revealed by her Rorschach protocol, indicates that the patient's behaviour manifestation to projective material like Rorschach is showing undue guardedness and suspicion which is a common feature of paranoid schizophrenia.
As the nerimo emotion shows, however, fear and guardedness underline this seemingly inclusive notion of local community.
It is difficult to appreciate stories of a repressive past unless the prevailing atmosphere of caution and guardedness is taken into account.
There is, it must be admitted, as with Vera, the philosophical guardedness of the words "as if"--"The figures in photographs have been muted, and they stare out at you as if they are asking for a chance to say something" (emphasis added).
There is a visible guardedness about spending this time that I did not notice last time.
And his maverick streak down the years earned him plenty of unwanted headlines, fostering a distinct guardedness around the media.
There, Bianca stands poised between perfidy and fidelity in a marriage troubled by her own emotional dependency and Leantio's excessive guardedness toward her honor--excess that turns outright perverse once Leantio discerns the Duke's designs on his wife:
Iran should take heed of its friend's guardedness. This policy brinkmanship cannot continue in the face of a more unified international community, and the time for a negotiated solution is running out.
on one or another corner." (26) Such a reaction easily could have been similar to that with which such women greeted a female artist--characterized by identification and guardedness rather than sexual exchange or self-presentation.