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Princeton's WordNet

  1. carefullyadverb

    taking care or paying attention

    "they watched carefully"

  2. cautiously, carefullyadverb

    as if with kid gloves; with caution or prudence or tact

    "she ventured cautiously downstairs"; "they handled the incident with kid gloves"


  1. carefullyadverb

    In a careful manner.

  2. carefullyadverb

    With attention to the result.

    He carefully avoided the subject all evening.

  3. Etymology: From carfulli, carefulliche, from carfullice, equivalent to.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Carefullyadverb

    Etymology: from careful.

    Envy, how carefully does it look? how meager and ill-complexion’d? Collier.

    You come most carefully upon your hour. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.

    By considering him so carefully as I did before my attempt, I have made some faint resemblance of him. Dryden.

    All of them, therefore, studiously cherished the memory of their honourable extraction, and carefully preserved the evidences of it. Francis Atterbury.


  1. carefully

    Dancing with the Devil... the Art of Starting Over is the seventh studio album by American singer Demi Lovato. It was released on April 2, 2021, by Island Records, and was recorded alongside a docu-series by YouTube Originals, titled Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil, which documents her recovery and self-discovery. Produced by a variety of collaborators, such as Mitch Allan, Lauren Aquilina, Tommy Brown, Oak Felder, Jussifer, Matthew Koma and Pop & Oak, the album is a pop record with lyrics on Lovato's journey through her hurdles and self-empowerment. It follows a reformative period in the singer's life and career, after being hospitalized for a drug overdose in 2018. The album was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award in the Outstanding Music Artist category. Multiple versions of the album were made available to pre-order, including alternate artworks, bundles and a Target-exclusive edition with bonus tracks. Lovato released 2 additional versions of the album, with a deluxe version of the album and an expanded edition of the album that was released digitally including three previously released bonus tracks. Dancing with the Devil... the Art of Starting Over was also delayed in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It features four singles: "Anyone", "What Other People Say", "Dancing with the Devil" and "Met Him Last Night". Noah Cyrus, Ariana Grande, Sam Fischer and Saweetie are featured on the standard version of the album, while Sam Smith and Marshmello are featured on the digital expanded edition of the album. Dancing with the Devil ... the Art of Starting Over has charted within the top 10 in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.


  1. carefully

    Being careful describes the act of paying close attention to detail and taking precautions to avoid harm or mistakes. It implies a sense of caution, thoroughness, diligence and precision in performing a particular task.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Carefullyadverb

    in a careful manner

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'carefully' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1437

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'carefully' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2021

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'carefully' in Adverbs Frequency: #132

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of carefully in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of carefully in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of carefully in a Sentence

  1. Ernest Hemingway:

    I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.

  2. Dejan Stojanovic:

    Serious affairs and history are carefully laid snares for the uninformed. Serious affairs and history are carefully laid snares for the uninformed.

  3. George Bernard Shaw:

    When a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden truth.

  4. Fernando Alonso:

    Today is not an easy one for Fernando Alonso, because even if I always look to the future with great enthusiasm and determination, at the end of this season Fernando Alonso journey as a Scuderia Ferrari driver will come to an end, It was a difficult decision to take, but a carefully considered one and from start to finish, my love for Scuderia Ferrari was a prime consideration. .

  5. Hillary Clinton:

    Every incident where people are violating the law and potentially posing a threat to law enforcement and civilians has to be approached very carefully, i think that the federal and local law enforcement officials are very carefully trying to manage this so it doesn't result in bloodshed.

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