Definitions of deliberate

  1. carefully thought out in advance; " a calculated insult"; " with measured irony"
  2. with care and dignity; " walking at the same measured pace"; " with all deliberate speed"
  3. think about carefully; weigh; " They considered the possibility of a strike"; " Turn the proposal over in your mind"
  4. discuss the pros and cons of an issue
  5. by conscious design or purpose; " intentional damage"; " a knowing attempt to defraud"; " a willful waste of time"
  6. produced or marked by conscious design or premeditation; " a studied smile"; " a note of biting irony and studied insult"- V. L. Parrington
  7. marked by careful consideration or reflection; " a deliberate decision"
  8. Formed with deliberation; well- advised; carefully considered; not sudden or rash; as, a deliberate opinion; a deliberate measure or result.
  9. Not hasty or sudden; slow.
  10. To weigh in the mind; to consider the reasons for and against; to consider maturely; to reflect upon; to ponder; as, to deliberate a question.
  11. Weighing facts and arguments with a view to a choice or decision; carefully considering the probable consequences of a step; circumspect; slow in determining; - applied to persons; as, a deliberate judge or counselor.
  12. To take counsel with one's self; to weigh the arguments for and against a proposed course of action; to reflect; to consider; to hesitate in deciding; - sometimes with on, upon, about, concerning.
  13. To reflect on; to think upon or consider; weigh in the mind; as, he deliberated the matter before deciding; ponder.
  14. To take counsel with oneself or others.
  15. Circumspect; slow in determining or in action; watchful; cautious; prudent; wary.
  16. Deliberately.
  17. Deliberator.
  18. To consider the reasons for and against: to reflect upon: to discuss.
  19. Well considered: considering carefully: slow in determining.
  21. To consider; reflect.
  22. To weigh in the mind; consider.
  23. Well- considered; careful; slow.
  24. To weigh in the mind; consider; ponder; hesitate.
  25. Acting with deliberation; slow; cautious; leisurely; intentional.
  26. Determining with deliberation; slow in determining; formed with deliberation; done with deliberation.
  27. To weight in the mind and consider well before determining or acting.
  28. To consider or examine; to balance in the mind; to weigh reasons for and against.
  29. Slow in determining; slow in action; well advised or considered; cool; wary.

Usage examples for deliberate

  1. I could bear it, when I thought that they had acted through passion, but this is deliberate. – Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson
  2. Belief was a deliberate act of the will. – The Witness by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  3. Calm and deliberate before, he became thoughtful and serious afterwards. – The Niagara River by Archer Butler Hulbert
  4. Still, such is my deliberate conviction. – Poor Relations by Compton Mackenzie
  5. A deliberate plan, too- sent her little boy to the Borough to get him out of the way! – The World's Greatest Books, Vol III by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
  6. The original relation between this impersonal agency and the deliberate purpose of Jupiter is left undefined. – The Roman Poets of the Augustan Age: Virgil by W. Y. Sellar
  7. Animals may constantly be seen to pause, deliberate, and resolve. – The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Vol. I (1st edition) by Charles Darwin
  8. When asking a subject under hypnosis his name, you usually get a very slow, deliberate answer, as though the subject were in a trance. – A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis by Melvin Powers
  9. She hadn't time to deliberate over her choice. – The Real Adventure by Henry Kitchell Webster
  10. It struck him as a deliberate challenge. – No Man's Land by H. C. McNeile
  11. A pleasant sense of his own importance rendered him the more deliberate: but the issue was from the first not doubtful. – New-Arabian-Nights by Stevenson, Robert Louis
  12. He was calm and deliberate, and slid down the pine, walked back to the leaning tree, and while resting a moment, shook his lasso at Kitty. – The Last of the Plainsmen by Zane Grey
  13. " Do you mean to tell me," he said at length, in a very deliberate voice, " that the effect of the germ is to destroy ambition?" – The Blue Germ by Martin Swayne
  14. The deliberate words came to her with a shock. – The Coast of Chance by Esther Chamberlain Lucia Chamberlain
  15. Why, 's fur's I could make out, you told Mis' Allen a deliberate wrong story, Phoebe Wise. – The Panchronicon by Harold Steele Mackaye
  16. Cool, deliberate reason reassured on that point, but the thought brought him a little panic- struck catch of breath. – Doors of the Night by Frank L. Packard
  17. They were to dress simply, work hard, and be the conscious and deliberate salt of the world. – Marriage by H. G. Wells
  18. It is a splendid and unique opportunity for the believers to come together and deliberate on the vital and pressing issues facing the Cause. – The Light of Divine Guidance (Volume 1) by Shoghi Effendi
  19. We are engaged, I was your deliberate choice, and after that, so far as you are concerned, the matter was ended. – The Golden Web by Anthony Partridge