[adjective dih-lib-er-it; verb dih-lib-uh-reyt] /adjective dɪˈlɪb ər ɪt; verb dɪˈlɪb əˌreɪt/
carefully weighed or considered; studied; intentional:
a deliberate lie.
characterized by or cautious consideration; careful or slow in deciding:
Moving away from the city and all its advantages required a deliberate decision.
leisurely and steady in movement or action; slow and even; unhurried:
moving with a deliberate step.
verb (used with object), deliberated, deliberating.
to weigh in the mind; consider:
to deliberate a question.
verb (used without object), deliberated, deliberating.
to think carefully or attentively; reflect:
She deliberated for a long time before giving her decision.
to consult or confer formally:
The jury deliberated for three hours.
carefully thought out in advance; planned; studied; intentional: a deliberate insult
careful or unhurried in speech or action: a deliberate pace
to consider (something) deeply; ponder; think over
early 15c., “done with careful consideration,” from Latin deliberatus “resolved upon, determined,” past participle of deliberare (see deliberation). Meaning “slow, consciously unhurried” is attested by 1590s. Related: Deliberately.
1540s, from Latin deliberatus, past participle of deliberare (see deliberation). Related: Deliberated; deliberating.
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