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Deliberate meaning

deliberate - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. Formed with deliberation; well- advised; carefully considered; not sudden or rash; as, a deliberate opinion; a deliberate measure or result.
  2. 2. Not hasty or sudden; slow.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. To consider; reflect.
  7. 7. To weigh in the mind; consider.
  8. 8. Well- considered; careful; slow.

deliberate - examples of usage

  1. For a moment they stood silent, after what seemed a deliberate introduction to each other, and Cassandra watched her crossing the room. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. We cannot set about it in deliberate fashion, as we set about earning a living. - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
  3. When Carpenter had entered the car, she had looked at him once, with a deliberate stare, then lifted her chin, ignoring my effort to introduce him to her. - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
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