Gingerly meaning

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Gingerly is defined as something done carefully and cautiously.

When you carefully place an expensive vase down on a table, this is an example of putting the vase down gingerly.

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In a very careful or cautious way.
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Very careful; cautious.
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Gently; in a delicate or cautious manner.

He placed the glass jar gingerly on the concrete step.

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(dated) Ginger.
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With great care or delicacy; cautiously.
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Cautious; careful.

With a gingerly step.

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Origin of gingerly

Possibly alteration of obsolete French gensor delicate from Old French comparative of gent gentle gent1