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

un·guard′ed·ly adv.
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adv (= carelessly)unachtsam, unvorsichtig; he spoke unguardedly about his job with the banker sprach unachtsam über seine Arbeit bei der Bank
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With that he requested me to give his proposal my favourable consideration--saying that he would not like me to take such an important step unguardedly, since want of thought and impetuosity often spelt ruin to youthful inexperience, but that he hoped to receive an answer in the affirmative.
Not, of course, to speak in the caressing way into which he had unguardedly fallen before dinner, but to set things right with her by a kindness which would have the air of friendly civility, and prevent her from running away with wrong notions about their mutual relation.
The women suspended their labors, to catch such syllables as unguardedly fell from the lips of the consulting warriors.
But I have spoken unguardedly, and must explain: in the first place, I would not have you suppose that Charlotte Henley and I talk of our hearts and our lovers to each other, like two girls at a boarding school.
Maud was so tickled with this youthful prank that she unguardedly sat down to laugh on the edge of an open trunk, immediately doubled up, fell in, and was with difficulty extricated.
And, Fanny, though I hope I do justice to my sisters' good qualities, I think it very possible that they might, one or both, be more desirous of being admired by Crawford, and might shew that desire rather more unguardedly than was perfectly prudent.
'friends' that induced him to stay behind me in London, and kept him away so long: indeed, from what he has unguardedly told me, or hinted from time to time, I cannot doubt that he frequently showed them my letters, to let them see how fondly his wife watched over his interests, and how keenly she regretted his absence; and that they induced him to remain week after week, and to plunge into all manner of excesses, to avoid being laughed at for a wife-ridden fool, and, perhaps, to show how far he could venture to go without danger of shaking the fond creature's devoted attachment.
John; but it is your own fault that I have been roused to speak so unguardedly. You have introduced a topic on which our natures are at variance--a topic we should never discuss: the very name of love is an apple of discord between us.
His crime: he unguardedly stomped on Nigerians' sore foot, provoking the people's rank discontent.
The way Sutra and his team unguardedly talk about "securing assets," "immortality," and turning copies of people into "puppets" might sound a little sinister to the layperson.
But she undercuts the effect by slouching a little, laughing unguardedly and demonstrating odd and endearing mannerisms, such as the stiff handshake of a Victorian industrialist packing his son off to boarding school.
First, a user shares a photo on the social network unguardedly. Then this photo is collected by astute companies and put into their own automatic detection system.