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deliberate

de·lib·er·ate

deliberate

 
 
parts of speech:
adjective, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: d lI briht [or] d lI br iht
definition 1: said or done intentionally.
The man claimed that he'd hurt the neighbor's dog by accident, but most people suspected that the act was deliberate.She was punished for what the teacher felt was deliberate rudeness.
synonyms:
intentional, purposeful, voluntary, willful
antonyms:
accidental, automatic, casual, fortuitous, inadvertent, unintentional
similar words:
conscious, earnest, knowing, studied, volitive
definition 2: thought out in advance; carefully considered; premeditated.
They jumped into the project with no deliberate plan, so it was not surprising that their efforts failed.
synonyms:
considered, planned, premeditated, studied, weighed
antonyms:
abrupt, accidental, casual, fortuitous, hasty, impulsive, precipitate
similar words:
calculated, circumspect, conscious, earnest, intentional, knowing, measured, predetermined, thoughtful
definition 3: unhurried in motion or manner.
The child executed a slow and deliberate march up the stairs to his room.
synonyms:
easy, leisurely, measured, unhurried
antonyms:
abrupt, careless, hasty
similar words:
earnest, even, slow, steady
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part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: dih lIb reIt
inflections: deliberated, deliberates, deliberating
definition: to consider (an issue or the like) carefully, as by giving thought to various alternatives.
The committee deliberated the issue for some time before coming to a consensus.
synonyms:
consider, contemplate, ponder, study, weigh
similar words:
cogitate, debate, discuss, evaluate, examine, meditate, mull over, resolve, ruminate, think over
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
pronunciation: dih lIb reIt
definition: to consider issues or matters carefully and thoroughly, sometimes through discussion with others.
The jury deliberated for five hours before reaching a decision.
synonyms:
contemplate, ponder
similar words:
canvass, caucus, cogitate, confer, consider, debate, meditate, mull, muse, reflect, ruminate, study, think
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derivations: deliberately (adv.), deliberateness (n.), deliberator (n.)
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