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Princeton's WordNet

  1. carefully(adverb)

    taking care or paying attention

    "they watched carefully"

  2. cautiously, carefully(adverb)

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

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


  1. carefully(Adverb)

    In a careful manner.

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

  2. carefully(Adverb)

    With attention to the result.

    He carefully avoided the subject all evening.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Carefully(adverb)

    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

How to pronounce carefully?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say carefully in sign language?

  1. carefully


  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. Chris Walker:

    The governor has said that he is in support of legislation that would reduce the number of abortions and protect life, and he also believes that any legislation needs to be thoughtful and strategic so that it actually accomplishes the goals it sets out to do, with that in mind, he wants to carefully study the various proposals and ideas and has not endorsed or backed any specific piece of legislation.

  2. Mary Norine Walsh:

    It should depend on your individual risk factors and personal preference, maybe a group of younger individuals might not consider it, whereas a more middle-age group of amateur athletes might think about it more carefully.

  3. Peace Boat:

    We need to choose carefully who we work with, as they need to share our long-term vision, not just want to finance an asset, shipping finance companies are quite conservative and our design and plan is quite creative, quite unique. That uniqueness adds value but it can be a challenge to convince conservative financiers.

  4. Ray Schilling:

    When you do not carefully control for all parameters— age, sex, history of diabetes, and so on— you find differences. The industry uses this type of cheating all the time to sell more product.

  5. Tayyip Erdogan:

    We are taking steps carefully not to turn the health crisis into a full-blown economic and social crisis.

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