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Meaning of GINGERLY

Pronunciation:  'jinjurlee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adv]  in a gingerly manner; "gingerly I raised the edge of the blanket"
  2. [adj]  with extreme care or delicacy; "they proceeded with gingerly footwork over the jagged stones"; "the issue was handled only in a gingerly way"- W.S.White

GINGERLY is a 8 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: cautious



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Gin"ger*ly\, adv. [Prov. E. ginger brittle, tender;
cf. dial. Sw. gingla, g["a]ngla, to go gently, totter, akin
to E. gang.]
Cautiously; timidly; fastidiously; daintily.

      What is't that you took up so gingerly ? --Shak.

Thesaurus Terms
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