Synonyms for deliberate

Grammar : Adj, verb
Spell : adjective dih-lib-er-it; verb dih-lib-uh-reyt
Phonetic Transcription : adjective dɪˈlɪb ər ɪt; verb dɪˈlɪb əˌreɪt

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Définition of deliberate

Origin :
  • 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.
  • adj intentional
  • verb think about seriously; discuss
Example sentences :
  • But he had not done so, and she was glad he could be restrained and deliberate in that "breedy" sort of way.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • “Very well,” he said, and paused, as if in deliberate contempt of the official clock.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
  • It was a long speech for Wally to make, and he made it with deliberate malice.
  • Extract from : « Good Indian » by B. M. Bower
  • "What you choose to think," he said after a deliberate pause.
  • Extract from : « The Black Bag » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • "There was a lovely cat at the hotel," she added with deliberate malice.
  • Extract from : « Gloria and Treeless Street » by Annie Hamilton Donnell
  • It was a purposed and deliberate communication of His secret of Happiness.
  • Extract from : « Pax Vobiscum » by Henry Drummond
  • Then followed the brushing of his teeth and the deliberate bathing of his hands.
  • Extract from : « Bride of the Mistletoe » by James Lane Allen
  • She measured him with her eyes, as though making a deliberate estimate of his powers.
  • Extract from : « The Avenger » by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Heneage, as a rule, was one of the most deliberate and even-tempered of men.
  • Extract from : « The Avenger » by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Taking a deliberate aim at one of them, he touched the trigger.
  • Extract from : « Chronicles of Border Warfare » by Alexander Scott Withers

Antonyms for deliberate

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