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|Adj.||1.||gingerly - 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|
cautious - showing careful forethought; "reserved and cautious; never making swift decisions"; "a cautious driver"
|Adv.||1.||gingerly - in a gingerly manner; "gingerly I raised the edge of the blanket"|
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