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gingerly

Saltos de línea: gin|ger¦ly
Pronunciación: /ˈdʒɪndʒəli
 
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Definición de gingerly en inglés:

adverbio

In a careful or cautious manner: Jackson sat down very gingerly
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • He jumped as flames licked his tail and sprinted gingerly away, careful to avoid more pain.
  • When he returns I'm sitting gingerly in the corner of the very small dance floor.
  • Nicky returned from washing his hands and sat gingerly on the edge of the sofa.
Sinónimos

adjetivo

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Showing great care or caution: a gingerly pace

Origen

early 16th century (in the sense 'daintily, mincingly'): perhaps from Old French gensor 'delicate', comparative of gent 'graceful', from Latin genitus '(well-) born'.

Derivados

gingerliness

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sustantivo
Example sentences
  • After some cautious prodding I put some weight on it, checked that the muscles worked both ways and limped downstairs, exploring the outer limits of gingerliness.
  • But nonetheless you couldn't escape the general gingerliness of the show, the forced politeness of the proceedings.
  • For the past 10 years he has lived with his family in New York, and a reader senses in his rather elaborate approach a gingerliness about going back.

Words that rhyme with gingerly

soldierlycurmudgeonly

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