Definitions for gingerlyˈdʒɪn dʒər li

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gin•ger•lyˈdʒɪn dʒər li(adv.)

  1. with great care or caution; warily.

  2. (adj.)cautious, careful, or wary.

Origin of gingerly:

1510–20; ginger-, perh. < MF gensor, genzor delicate, pretty, positive use of compar. of gentgentle ; see -ly


Princeton's WordNet

  1. gingerly(adverb)

    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

  2. gingerly(adverb)

    in a gingerly manner

    "gingerly I raised the edge of the blanket"


  1. gingerly(Adverb)

    Gently; in a delicate or cautious manner.

    He placed the glass jar gingerly on the concrete step.

  2. gingerly(Adjective)


  3. Origin: (1510) Maybe from gensor, comparative of gent, from gentius

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gingerly(adverb)

    cautiously; timidly; fastidiously; daintily

Anagrams of gingerly

  1. niggerly

Translations for gingerly

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


very gently and carefully

He gingerly moved his injured foot.

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