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  Definition of deliberate
  1. discuss the pros and cons of an issue
  2. think about carefully; weigh; "They considered the possibility of a strike"; "Turn the proposal over in your mind"
  3. with care and dignity; "walking at the same measured pace"; "with all deliberate speed"
  4. by conscious design or purpose; "intentional damage"; "a knowing attempt to defraud"; "a willful waste of time"
  5. produced or marked by conscious design or premeditation; "a studied smile"; "a note of biting irony and studied insult"- V.L.Parrington
  6. carefully thought out in advance; "a calculated insult"; "with measured irony"
  7. marked by careful consideration or reflection; "a deliberate decision"
Similar Words: debate, consider, moot, turn over, careful, measured, intentional, knowing, willful, wilful, studied, calculated

 

See Also: affected, unnatural

 

Hyponyms: vex, see, premeditate, debate, wrestle, think twice

 

Grouped Verbs: study, consider

 

Derivational Morphology: deliberation, weighing, advisement, deliberateness, argument, argumentation, debate, disputation, public debate, debater, arguer, consideration

 

Anagrams: trade bill

 

 
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