gin-ger-ly / jĭn-jər-lē
1. cautious; careful
Laurie screwed up his face and obeyed with a gingerly peck at each little cheek that produced another laugh, and made the babies squeal.
From “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott, 1832- 1888
1. with great care or sensitivity; cautiously; timidly
It is like ice, on which no beauty of form, no majesty of carriage, can plead any immunity; they must walk gingerly, according to the laws of ice, or down they must go, dignity and all.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803 – 1882