Definition of cautiously adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkɔːʃəsli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɔːʃəsli//
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  1. 1carefully, especially in order to avoid danger, mistakes or risks She looked cautiously around and then walked away from the house. to move/proceed/tread cautiously
  2. 2in a way that recognizes there are still problems to be dealt with I'm cautiously optimistic.