Part of speech: adjective

Cautious or fastidious: also, adverbially.

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Usage examples "gingerly":

  1. He felt himself gingerly. - "Duel on Syrtis", Poul William Anderson.
  2. We puffed gingerly along for a while, and tried hard to imagine that things were improved. - "How Tell a Story and Others", Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) Last Updated: February 18, 2009.
  3. The doctor shook his head and puffed more than ever, wiped his hands and pulled his cuffs down gingerly. - "The Hole in the Wall", Arthur Morrison.