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gingerly


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gingerly  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gingerly 
  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 
  adv  :  in  a  gingerly  manner;  "gingerly  I  raised  the  edge  of  the 
  blanket" 




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