What does gingerly mean?

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ˈdʒɪn dʒər ligin·ger·ly

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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

  2. Origin: [Prov. E. ginger brittle, tender; cf. dial. Sw. gingla, gngla, to go gently, totter, akin to E. gang.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gingerly

    jin′jėr-li, adv. with soft steps: cautiously. [From a Scand. root, seen in Sw. gingla, to totter.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gingerly in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gingerly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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