- carefully weighed or considered; studied; intentional: a deliberate lie.
- characterized by deliberation 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.
- to weigh in the mind; consider: to deliberate a question.
- 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.
Origin of deliberate
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Examples from the Web for deliberateness
He answered each question with a head-of-state sort of deliberateness.How Leo Went From Bratty to Brilliant
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But his work went on steadily, for such was the deliberateness of his purpose.The Twins of Suffering Creek
I felt at once his deliberateness and personal dignity, and was a little in awe of him.My Antonia
And with that deliberateness which always characterized him, he set about it at once.The Watchers of the Plains
The words fell from her lips with a steady, cruel, deliberateness.The Light of Scarthey
Joan worked with the deliberateness and intentness of a man.The Branding Iron
Katharine Newlin Burt
- carefully thought out in advance; planned; studied; intentionala deliberate insult
- careful or unhurried in speech or actiona deliberate pace
- to consider (something) deeply; ponder; think over
Word Origin and History for deliberateness
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.