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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cautiously, carefullyadverb

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

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

  2. conservatively, cautiously, guardedlyadverb

    in a conservative manner

    "we estimated the number of demonstrators conservatively at 200,000."


  1. cautiouslyadverb

    In a cautious manner.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Cautiouslyadverb

    In an attentive, wary manner.

    Etymology: from cautious.

    They know how fickle common lovers are:
    Their oaths and vows are cautiously believ’d;
    For few there are but have been once deceiv’d. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cautiouslyadverb

    in a cautious manner

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cautiously in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cautiously in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of cautiously in a Sentence

  1. David Garreis:

    One of the big concerns on all of the election officials minds around the country is we don't know what October is going to hold and if there's going to be a resurgence of Covid or anything like that, which would cause people to start dropping out en masse again, but we're cautiously optimistic.

  2. Andy Clarke:

    While I am cautiously optimistic that our sales will gradually improve, it won't happen overnight given that 2016 is likely to be another tough and competitive year for the sector as a whole.

  3. Nazir Khan:

    I know that Milton Winger's going to need further therapy, and so my training has made me cautiously optimistic in a way, because I know he still has a road to go, but, you know, I'm happy for him, because I know that he was very scared before the surgery... it was a relatively quicker surgery than we anticipated, we didn't have to do a reconstruction, and he did well.

  4. James McGlew:

    Any new outbreak will be looked at very, very cautiously by investors. The market is putting into perspective that the COVID-19 issue has not been resolved yet. It's a reality check.

  5. David Wajsgras:

    I would put us as cautiously optimistic, we feel good about the progress we've made.

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    not established or confirmed
    • A. indiscernible
    • B. contiguous
    • C. ectomorphic
    • D. unsealed

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