carefully

carefully
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Scrupulously]
Syn. punctiliously, conscientiously, meticulously, exactly, rigidly, correctly, strictly, precisely, minutely, painstakingly, faithfully, trustily, fastidiously, uprightly, honorably, attentively, rigorously, providently, deliberately, fully, reliably, particularly, solicitously, concernedly, laboriously, thoroughly, Dependably, in detail, with completeness, nicely, with care, with every care, in a thoroughgoing manner, to a hair*; see also accurately .
Ant. neglectfully, haphazardly*, indifferently, carelessly.
2. [Cautiously]
Syn. prudently, discreetly, warily, guardedly, circumspectly, providently, watchfully, vigilantly, sparingly, frugally, thoughtfully, heedfully, regardfully, mindfully, with care, with caution, with difficulty, gingerly, delicately, noncommittally, anxiously, with forethought, with reservations.
Ant. imprudently, foolishly*, wastefully.

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