what is difference between carefully and cautiously
From Middle English carfulli, carefulliche, from Old English carfullīċe, ċearfullīċe (“carefully, diligently”), equivalent to careful + -ly.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkɛːfəli/, /ˈkɛːfli/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈkɛɹfəli/, /ˈkɛɹfli/
- Hyphenation: care‧ful‧ly, caref‧ully
carefully (comparative more carefully, superlative most carefully)
- (obsolete) Sorrowfully.
- 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.
cautious + -ly
- (Received Pronunciation, General American) IPA(key): /ˈkɔːʃəsli/
- (cot–caught merger, Canada) IPA(key): /ˈkɑʃəsli/
- Hyphenation: cau‧tious‧ly
cautiously (comparative more cautiously, superlative most cautiously)
- In a cautious manner.