cautiously

adverb
1. as if with kid gloves; with caution or prudence or tact (Freq. 4)
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she ventured cautiously downstairs

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they handled the incident with kid gloves

Syn: ↑carefully
Ant: ↑carelessly (for: ↑carefully), ↑incautiously
Derived from adjective: ↑careful (for: ↑carefully), ↑cautious
2. in a conservative manner
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we estimated the number of demonstrators conservatively at 200,000.

Syn: ↑conservatively, ↑guardedly
Derived from adjective: ↑guarded (for: ↑guardedly)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Cautiously — Cau tious*ly, adv. In a cautious manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cautiously — cau|tious|ly [ kɔʃəsli ] adverb in a cautious way: She approached the pony cautiously. a. cautiously optimistic hopeful about something, but recognizing the problems involved: Jim is cautiously optimistic that a deal may now be struck …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cautiously — cautious UK US /ˈkɔːʃəs/ adjective ► very careful about what you do or say and unwilling to take risks because you want to avoid possible problems: be cautious about sth/about doing sth »Businesses have become cautious about spending on… …   Financial and business terms

  • cautiously — adv. Cautiously is used with these adjectives: ↑optimistic Cautiously is used with these verbs: ↑advance, ↑approach, ↑ask, ↑back, ↑creep, ↑edge, ↑enter, ↑eye, ↑interpret, ↑peep …   Collocations dictionary

  • cautiously — UK [ˈkɔːʃəslɪ] / US [ˈkɔʃəslɪ] adverb in a cautious way She approached the pony cautiously. • cautiously optimistic …   English dictionary

  • cautiously — cautious ► ADJECTIVE ▪ careful to avoid potential problems or dangers. DERIVATIVES cautiously adverb cautiousness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • cautiously — adverb see cautious …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cautiously — See cautious. * * * …   Universalium

  • cautiously — adverb In a cautious manner. See Also: cautious …   Wiktionary

  • cautiously — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. tentatively, with due precautions, slowly, guardedly; see carefully 2 …   English dictionary for students

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