Gingerly



[jin-jer-lee] /ˈdʒɪn dʒər li/

adverb
1.
with great care or caution; warily.
adjective
2.
cautious, careful, or wary.
/ˈdʒɪndʒəlɪ/
adverb
1.
in a cautious, reluctant, or timid manner
adjective
2.
cautious, reluctant, or timid
adv.

1510s, “elegantly, daintily,” perhaps from Old French gensor, comp. of gent “dainty, delicate,” from Latin gentius “(well)-born” (see gentle). Meaning “extremely cautiously” is from c.1600.

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