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Meaning of GINGERLY

Pronunciation:  'jinjurlee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  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
 
 Definition: 
\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
 
 Related Terms: calculating, cannily, canny, careful, carefully, cautious, cautiously, charily, chary, circumspect, circumspectly, considerate, daintily, dainty, deliberate, delicate, delicately, discreet, fastidious, guarded, guardedly, heedful, hesitant, judicious, leaving out nothing, mindful, nervous, noncommittal, on guard, overlooking no possibility, pawky, politic, prudent, regardful, safe, shy, shyly, slow to act, squeamish, tentative, tentatively, thorough, timid, timidly, timorous, timorously, unadventurous, uncommunicative, undaring, unenterprising, unprecipitate, warily, wary, watchful
 

 

 

 

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