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English definition of “gingerly”

gingerly

adverb uk   /ˈdʒɪn.dʒə.li/ us    /-dʒɚ-/
in a way that is careful or cautious: Holding her painful back, she sat down gingerly on the bench.Cautious and vigilantPaying attention and being careful
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