precariously

adverb
pre·​car·​i·​ous·​ly | \ pri-ˈker-ē-əs-lē How to pronounce precariously (audio) \

Definition of precariously

: in a precarious manner These birds suspend their nests precariously among fine twigs …— Michael Hansell … the privilege of a tiny, precariously poised minority.— Derek Bickerton Waiters in white shirts and black vests roamed, trays balanced precariously but with utmost precision.— Noah Charney … it's now balancing precariously on the brink of extinction and has become the first-ever bumblebee to be declared endangered in the US.— Laura Dennison

First Known Use of precariously

1646, in the meaning defined above

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“Precariously.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/precariously. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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