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deliberate

de·lib·er·ate

deliberate

 
 
parts of speech:
adjective, verb
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part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: d lI briht [or] d lI br iht
definition 1: said or done on purpose.
I may have hurt your feelings, but it wasn't deliberate.
synonyms:
intentional, purposeful, willful
antonyms:
accidental, automatic, casual
similar words:
conscious, earnest
definition 2: thought out ahead of time; carefully considered.
The president's words were deliberate as he tried to get the two countries at war to end their differences.
synonyms:
planned, weighed
antonyms:
abrupt, accidental, casual, hasty, impulsive
similar words:
conscious, earnest, intentional, thoughtful
 
part of speech: verb
pronunciation: dih lIb reIt
inflections: deliberated, deliberates, deliberating
definition: to think about an issue or question in a careful and thorough way, sometimes by discussing them with others.
The jury deliberated for five hours before reaching their decision.
synonyms:
ponder
similar words:
confer, debate, meditate, muse, reflect, study, think
derivations: deliberately (adv.), deliberateness (n.), deliberator (n.)
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