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  • adv. In a cautious manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a cautious manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a cautious manner; with caution; warily.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. as if with kid gloves; with caution or prudence or tact
  • adv. in a conservative manner


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cautious +‎ -ly


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  • I'll remain cautiously optimistic and hopeful for you, with fingers and toes crossed.

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