1 taking care or paying attention; "they watched carefully"
2 with caution or prudence or tact; "she ventured cautiously downstairs"; "they handled the incident with kid gloves" [syn: cautiously, with kid gloves] [ant: incautiously, incautiously]
- In a careful manner;
with care that nothing goes wrong.
- Pick up the Ming vase and carefully move it to the pedestal.
assiduously, cannily, cautiously, charily, circumspectly, considerately, diligently, discreetly, easy, economically, frugally, gingerly, guardedly, heedfully, husbandly, industriously, judiciously, lovingly, mindfully, painstakingly, pawkily, providently, prudently, regardfully, sedulously, solicitously, sparingly, tenderly, thoroughgoingly, thoroughly, thoughtfully, thriftily, with care, with caution, with great care