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Definition of 'deliberation'


  1. (usually plural) discussion of all sides of a question; "the deliberations of the jury"
  2. careful consideration; "a little deliberation would have deterred them"
       Synonyms: weighing advisement
  3. planning something carefully and intentionally; "it was the deliberation of his act that was insulting"
       Synonyms: calculation
  4. a rate demonstrating an absence of haste or hurry
       Synonyms: slowness deliberateness unhurriedness
  5. the trait of thoughtfulness in action or decision; "he was a man of judicial deliberation"
       Synonyms: deliberateness

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