noun see gingerly

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • gingerliness — ˈjinjə(r)lēnə̇s, lin noun ( es) : the quality of being gingerly koala bears … show by their gingerliness how indispensable tails are to carefree tree living Alan Devoe …   Useful english dictionary

  • gingerliness — See gingerly. * * * …   Universalium

  • gingerliness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. Cautious attentiveness: care, carefulness, caution, heed, heedfulness, mindfulness, regard. See CAREFUL. 2. Careful forethought to avoid risk: calculation, care, carefulness, caution, chariness, precaution, wariness …   English dictionary for students

  • gingerliness — gin·ger·li·ness …   English syllables

  • gingerly — gingerliness, n. /jin jeuhr lee/, adv. 1. with great care or caution; warily. adj. 2. cautious, careful, or wary. [1510 20; ginger , perh. < MF gensor, genzor delicate, pretty, positive use of compar. of gent GENTLE; see LY] Syn. 1. cautiously,… …   Universalium

  • care — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) I v. i. like, have affection (for). See care, pity, feeling. II Solicitude Nouns 1. (concern) care, concern, consideration, solicitude, anxiety, heed, heedfulness; conscientiousness, watchfulness,… …   English dictionary for students

  • caution — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Wariness Nouns 1. caution, cautiousness, discretion, prudence, heed, circumspection, calculation; coolness, deliberation, forethought, foresight; vigilance, care; warning. 2. (cautious attitude) coolness …   English dictionary for students

  • carefulness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. Careful forethought to avoid harm or risk: calculation, care, caution, chariness, gingerliness, precaution, wariness. See FEAR. 2. Attentiveness to detail: care, fastidiousness, meticulousness, pain (used in plural) …   English dictionary for students

  • gingerly — adjective Etymology: perhaps from 1ginger Date: 1604 very cautious or careful • gingerliness noun • gingerly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • calculation — Synonyms and related words: adding, aforethought, amount, answer, appraisal, appraisement, approach, approximation, arithmetic, arrangement, assessment, assize, assizement, attack, blueprint, blueprinting, calculatedness, calculus, canniness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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