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



    BrE BrE//ˈkeəfəli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkerfəli//
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  1. 1with a lot of attention or thought, so that you avoid hurting yourself, damaging something or doing something wrong Drive carefully. She put the glass down carefully. Please listen carefully.
  2. 2with a lot of attention to detail All the evidence should be examined carefully. a carefully crafted essay
  3. opposite carelessly
    Word Familycare noun verbcareful adjective (careless)carefully adverb (carelessly)caring adjective (uncaring)