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gingerly

gin·ger·ly

gingerly

 
 
pronunciation:
jIn jr li
parts of speech:
adverb, adjective
part of speech: adverb
definition: in a careful or cautious manner; warily.
She wrapped tissue paper around the delicate vase and placed it gingerly in the box.The cat pawed the large beetle gingerly.
synonyms:
carefully, cautiously, charily, guardedly, warily
antonyms:
brashly, recklessly
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: demonstrating care or caution.
synonyms:
careful, cautious
antonyms:
brash
similar words:
chary, circumspect, discreet, wary
derivation: gingerliness (n.)