carefully vs cautiously what difference

what is difference between carefully and cautiously

English

Etymology

From Middle English carfulli, carefulliche, from Old English carfullīċe, ċearfullīċe (carefully, diligently), equivalent to careful +‎ -ly.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkɛːfəli/, /ˈkɛːfli/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈkɛɹfəli/, /ˈkɛɹfli/
  • Hyphenation: care‧ful‧ly, caref‧ully

Adverb

carefully (comparative more carefully, superlative most carefully)

  1. (obsolete) Sorrowfully.
  2. With care; attentively, circumspectly.
    • Then his sallow face brightened, for the hall had been carefully furnished, and was very clean. ¶ There was a neat hat-and-umbrella stand, and the stranger’s weary feet fell soft on a good, serviceable dark-red drugget, which matched in colour the flock-paper on the walls.

Translations



English

Etymology

cautious +‎ -ly

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation, General American) IPA(key): /ˈkɔːʃəsli/
  • (cotcaught merger, Canada) IPA(key): /ˈkɑʃəsli/
  • Hyphenation: cau‧tious‧ly

Adverb

cautiously (comparative more cautiously, superlative most cautiously)

  1. In a cautious manner.

Antonyms

  • incautiously

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