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Step on the moist, pillowsoft earth, walking gingerly aside a weeping steam that calls your name, for it knows how to heal a wounded heart.
Maximillian Degenerez

Meaning of "gingerly" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GINGERLY

Perhaps from Old French gensor dainty, from gent of noble birth.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GINGERLY

gingerly  [ˈdʒɪndʒəlɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GINGERLY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Gingerly can act as an adjective and an adverb.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES GINGERLY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of gingerly in the English dictionary

The definition of gingerly in the dictionary is in a cautious, reluctant, or timid manner. Other definition of gingerly is cautious, reluctant, or timid.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GINGERLY


actually
ˈæktʃʊəlɪ
badgerly
ˈbædʒəlɪ
clearly
ˈklɪəlɪ
especially
ɪˈspɛʃəlɪ
evangely
ɪˈvændʒəlɪ
eventually
ɪˈvɛntʃʊəlɪ
finally
ˈfaɪnəlɪ
formerly
ˈfɔːməlɪ
generally
ˈdʒɛnrəlɪ
hourly
ˈaʊəlɪ
Italy
ˈɪtəlɪ
leisurely
ˈlɛʒəlɪ
majorly
ˈmeɪdʒəlɪ
nearly
ˈnɪəlɪ
normally
ˈnɔːməlɪ
originally
əˈrɪdʒɪnəlɪ
particularly
pəˈtɪkjʊləlɪ
soldierly
ˈsəʊldʒəlɪ
unleisurely
ʌnˈlɛʒəlɪ
unsoldierly
ʌnˈsəʊldʒəlɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GINGERLY

ginger beer
ginger cake
ginger group
ginger nut
ginger pop
ginger snap
ginger up
ginger wine
ginger-haired
gingerade
gingerbread
gingerbread man
gingerbread plum
gingerbread tree
gingerbready
gingerliness
gingerous
gingerroot
gingersnap
gingery

WORDS THAT END LIKE GINGERLY

angerly
bitterly
brotherly
cleverly
disorderly
eagerly
elderly
hungerly
improperly
meagerly
northerly
orderly
overly
properly
quarterly
tenderly
tigerly
uneagerly
utterly
westerly

Synonyms and antonyms of gingerly in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «GINGERLY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «gingerly» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of gingerly

Translation of «gingerly» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GINGERLY

Find out the translation of gingerly to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of gingerly from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «gingerly» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

小心谨慎地
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

con sumo cuidado
570 millions of speakers

English

gingerly
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कातर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بحذر شديد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

осторожно
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cuidadosamente
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সাবধানে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

avec précaution
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Dengan berhati-hati
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

vorsichtig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

とても用心深く
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

아주 조심스럽게
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gingerly
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cẩn thận
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முன் எச்சரிக்கையுடன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सावधपणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

temkinli
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cautamente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ostrożnie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

обережно
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

prudent
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

επιφυλακτικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

versigtig
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gingerly
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

varsomt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of gingerly

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GINGERLY»

The term «gingerly» is regularly used and occupies the 67.570 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GINGERLY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about gingerly

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2 QUOTES WITH «GINGERLY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word gingerly.
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Maximillian Degenerez
Step on the moist, pillowsoft earth, walking gingerly aside a weeping steam that calls your name, for it knows how to heal a wounded heart.
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Michelle Malkin
It's time for a 21st-century retirement age. If 40 is the new 20 and 50 is the new 30, why shouldn't 70 be the new 65? The last time Washington politicians tinkered ever so gingerly with the government-sanctioned retirement age, Ronald Reagan was in office and Generation X-ers were all in diapers.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GINGERLY»

Discover the use of gingerly in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to gingerly and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Gingerly
Meet Gingerly Matson, an extremely tall, slightly overweight, shy 5th grader from West Intermediate School. Gingerly spends most of her time wishing that she was invisible. That is until she meets her new best friend, Zoey.
Terri L. Kelley, 2013
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The Cyclopaedia of Wit and Humor: Containing Choice and ...
“WHY, Gingerlyl" exclaimed Tom Damper, as he entered the public drawing-room at Mrs. Bustle's Boarding House, at Brighton; “Why Gingerly! this is one of the finest days of the season, all the world is out enjoying it, yet here are you, at three  ...
William Evans Burton, 1859
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Gingerly's Bad/Good Day
Book two of the Gingerly series follows Gingerly as she experiences very bad days which she hopes will turn into good ones. In this edition, Zoey talks Gingerly into become more active in school by joining a club.
Terri Kelley, 2013
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Folk-Etymology
Prithee, gentle officer, Handle me gingerly, or I fall to pieces. Massinger, The Parliament of Love, v. 1. After this was written I found that gingerly is actually the word used by Bp. Patrick to describe Agag's gait. He came to him with a soft pace , ...
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The London and Paris Observer: Or Chronicle of Literature, ...
I declare, Mr. Gingerly," said Mrs. Bustle,“ you have eaten n0 dinner: I really believe you are in love." . Gingerly was preparing a languishing look for the espectal service of Miss Betsy, when the etl'ort was paralyZed by the Captain's— “ Mr.
‎1836
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The Museum of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art
have served to prostrate Mr. Gingerly, upon hearing the words uttered by Mrs. bustle. Five minutes passed away — ten — fifteen- twenty! — but no Betsy appeared. Gingerly now computed the time by seconds, and each second appeared to ...
Robert Walsh, Eliakim Littell, John Jay Smith, 1836
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Littell's Saturday Magazine: Or, Spirit of the Magazines and ...
He smelt strong of cigar, and was clerk to an attorney at Shoreham. This personage was no other than George— the George— Mr. George Hobnill. Gingerly cast a longing look towards the end of| the table where was seated his beloved, but ...
‎1836
8
Delicate Attentions: a farce, in two acts
But be sure you come back to luncheon, Mr. Gingerly, for you took no breakfast this morning. Indeed, you eat so little of late, that I really believe you are in love. [ GINGERLY casts a. ludicrous look of tenderneu at Bersr, which is put out by the ...
John POOLE (Dramatist.), 1837
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Gingerly Ruffles Some Feathers
In the third book of the Gingerly series, readers will find that Gingerly, Zoey, and a few others have decided to right a social wrong.
Terri Kelley, 2013
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THE MIRROR MONTHLY MAGAZINE.
Only look here,' says Mrs. Gingerly to the scullery-maid, who brought in the breakfast ; ' only look here, Patty Grimes ; if here isn't little Cecil come home again .' " The cheeks of the poor child were like scarlet all at once, at hearing this, as you ...
PERCY B. ST. JOHN, 1848

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GINGERLY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term gingerly is used in the context of the following news items.
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Warriors' James Michael McAdoo is a Summer League standout
LAS VEGAS — Steve Kerr settled gingerly into a chair along the baseline to watch James Michael McAdoo, the best player on the floor, and the ... «SFGate, Jul 15»
2
Former Chicago provost to head first NIU diversity office
Edghill-Walden expects to tread gingerly in the early days of her role, which was created because the task force said the school's outreach to ... «DeKalb Daily Chronicle, Jul 15»
3
Joe Brolly: 'Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play . . . it is war …
After a minute I picked myself gingerly off the ground, checking myself in the manner of a US marine in Normandy who was sure he had been ... «Irish Independent, Jul 15»
4
Summer brothers & sisters raised in the surf
Cloaked in sunscreen and skintight wetsuits, they look relaxed as they link elbows and gingerly stomp their feet in unison in the waves breaking ... «Delmarva Daily Times, Jul 15»
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From $3 to $300 what's your beauty budget?
At night, I liberally apply the contents of a $2 jar of Vaseline Lip Therapy to my lips and gingerly apply two pumps of a $300 bottle of La Prairie's ... «STLtoday.com, Jul 15»
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On the boat to nowhere
Stepping gingerly on the wooden planks specially laid for the purpose, and trying not to tip over discarded wooden hulks on the wayside, you ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
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As I See It: Never let men go grocery shopping alone
... section and bought her a nice spring flower bouquet with a plastic pink butterfly on a stick, and gingerly placed the bouquet on top of the milk, ... «Green Valley News, Jul 15»
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Tuning in to Telemedicine
But CMS does seem to be stepping gingerly toward a broader, more accepting view of telemedicine. For example, organizations participating in its Next ... «Managed Care magazine, Jul 15»
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Firefighter News: Fresno Fire Captain Makes First Public …
Dern smiled as a Fresno Fire Department cap was gingerly placed on top of his bandaged head. "I'm feeling pretty good," he said, flanked by ... «FireEngineering.com, Jul 15»
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Pommer victorious as Giovinazzi takes championship lead
The clash obliterated Jensen's right-hand side of his Kfzteile 24 Mucke Motorsport car and the Dane gingerly walked away from the crash. «crash.net, Jul 15»

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