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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.She very gingerly brought up the subject of the inheritance.
synonyms:
carefully, cautiously, charily, guardedly, warily
antonyms:
brashly, recklessly
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: demonstrating care or caution.
The new nurse removed the bandage in a gingerly manner.
synonyms:
careful, cautious
antonyms:
brash
similar words:
chary, circumspect, discreet, wary
derivation: gingerliness (n.)