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GINGERLY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does gingerly mean? 

GINGERLY (adjective)
  The adjective GINGERLY has 1 sense:

1. with extreme care or delicacy

  Familiarity information: GINGERLY used as an adjective is very rare.


GINGERLY (adverb)
  The adverb GINGERLY has 1 sense:

1. in a gingerly manner

  Familiarity information: GINGERLY used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GINGERLY (adjective)


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Meaning:

With extreme care or delicacy

Context examples:

they proceeded with gingerly footwork over the jagged stones / the issue was handled only in a gingerly way

Similar:

cautious (showing careful forethought)


GINGERLY (adverb)


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Meaning:

In a gingerly manner

Context example:

gingerly I raised the edge of the blanket

Pertainym:

gingerly (with extreme care or delicacy)


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