Word Of The Week (WOW #35)

Hi guys,

WOW-2Word Of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by Heena Rathore P. (me.)

It’s a fun way to improve one’s vocabulary by learning new words every week.

If you want to participate then simply do a post with your WORD and leave the link to your post as a comment on one of my WOW post.

Here’s this week’s WOW:

Word:

Gingerly

Part Of Speech:

Adjective

Derivatives:

  • Gingerliness – noun

Pronunciation:

  • /ˈdʒɪndʒəli/
  • gin-ger-ly
  • Audio

Meaning:

  • In a careful or cautious manner.
  • Showing great care or caution.

Synonyms:

Alert, cautious, chary, circumspect, guarded, heedful, wary.

Antonyms:

Careless, heedless, unmindful, unsafe, unwary, recklessly.

Word Origin:

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

Usage Note:

None.

Use In Sentences:


I hope you guys like this word and hope it’s useful to you in some or the other way! If you want to check out more words like this, then visit my page:

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9 Comments on “Word Of The Week (WOW #35)

  1. Love this series Momma…Still one of my favorites…and you’ll be glad to know my fingers glided ‘gingerly” across the keyboard as I typed this…e

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  2. This word took me a long time to learn because gingerly to me sounds like “spryly” or “merrily.” Probably because of the similarity to jingly or giggly. Once I got the correct meaning into my skull, I started using it. A great word for writing. 🙂

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    • I can completely relate! When i first came across this word, I thought that it meant something happy, as you mentioned above, but when I found out the meaning I was really surprised!
      And I completely agree, it is indeed a really nice word for writing.
      Thanks for reading!

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  3. Great word choice. My mother used the word ‘gingerly’ all of the time when i was a child. Since I was young, I can’t say whether or not she always used it correctly, but seeing it as you word of the week brought back many memories of my childhood.

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