Etymology
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carefully (adv.)

Old English carfullice "sorrowfully;" see careful + -ly (2). Meaning "heedfully" is in late Old English.

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Definitions of carefully

carefully (adv.)
taking care or paying attention;
they watched carefully
carefully (adv.)
as if with kid gloves; with caution or prudence or tact;
Synonyms: cautiously
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