hooly

or hu·ly

[ hoo-lee, hy-lee ]
/ ˈhu li, ˈhü li /
Scot.

adjective

cautious; gentle.

adverb

cautiously; gently.

Origin of hooly

1300–50; Middle English holy, apparently < Scandinavian; compare Old Norse hōfligr moderate
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