guardedly guardedly  /ˈɡɑr dɪd li/


  • (adv) in a conservative manner



  1. Moscow's cops chatted amiably but guardedly with Zorza particularly after he confided piously that his capitalist boss might dock him for wasting a call.
  2. I am guardedly optimistic about the direction that our economy is going.
  3. One of them, radioactive poisons, was mentioned briefly and guardedly in the Smyth Report.


  1. Acres, RAL say zoning issues can be resolved

    Henlopen Acres and Rehoboth Art League officials are optimistic that ongoing zoning issues over the art league property can be resolved. Regarding the art league, Mayor David Hill said at a July 12 commissioners’ meeting that he was “guardedly optimistic” that the two sides will work together on a solution to the art league’s zoning. Hill wants to continue working with Commissioner John Staffier ...
    on July 31, 2013     Source: Cape Gazette

  2. McCain Calls on Immigration Advocates to Push U.S. House

    Senator John McCain called on business and church groups to press reticent House Republicans in August to back a revision of U.S. immigration law, saying he is “guardedly optimistic” a measure can be enacted this year.
    on July 30, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  3. Which Five Characters Will Form The ‘X-Force’ Movie Roster?

    Jeff Wadlow and Mark Millar talk guardedly about their excitement for the 'X-Force' movie and reveal its roster will feature five characters.
    on July 25, 2013     Source: Screen Rant


  1. Still, Arpey said he was "guardedly optimistic we can regain momentum in 2009."
    on Jan 21, 2009 By: Gerard Arpey Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "This is an exciting time for the CFL and the city of Ottawa," Cohon said. "I am guardedly optimistic and excited at the same time."
    on Mar 25, 2007 By: Mark Cohon Source: 940 News

  3. "I hope I'm not too optimistic about Tuesday," McCain said. "I'm guardedly optimistic."
    on Feb 2, 2008 By: John McCain Source: USA Today

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