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Definition of 'deliberate'


  1. think about carefully; weigh; "They considered the possibility of a strike"; "Turn the proposal over in your mind"
       Synonyms: consider debate moot turn over
  2. discuss the pros and cons of an issue
       Synonyms: debate


  1. by conscious design or purpose; "intentional damage"; "a knowing attempt to defraud"; "a willful waste of time"
       Synonyms: intentional knowing
  2. with care and dignity; "walking at the same measured pace"; "with all deliberate speed"
       Synonyms: careful measured
  3. produced or marked by conscious design or premeditation; "a studied smile"; "a note of biting irony and studied insult"- V.L.Parrington
       Synonyms: studied
       Antonyms: unstudied uncontrived
  4. marked by careful consideration or reflection; "a deliberate decision"
  5. carefully thought out in advance; "a calculated insult"; "with measured irony"
       Synonyms: calculated measured

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