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adjective American English pronunciation: deliberate /dɪˈlɪb(ə)rət/

Related dictionary definitions

  1. 1
    intended, not done by chance or by accident

    I'm sure the omission of my name was deliberate.

    deliberate attempt/effort:

    Her visit was a deliberate attempt to draw attention to the area.

    deliberate policy/choice:

    They are giving preference to women as a matter of deliberate policy.

  2. 2
    slow and careful

    He moved at a deliberate pace.

This is the American English definition of deliberate. View British English definition of deliberate.