- 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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Antonyms for deliberate
Related Words for undeliberatelatent, innate, lost, instinctive, subliminal, repressed, suppressed, subconscious, reflex, accidental, gut, inadvertent, inattentive, inherent, involuntary, unaware, unheeding, unintentional, unmindful, unpremeditated
Examples from the Web for undeliberate
Historical Examples of undeliberate
The process of evolution was necessarily unconscious and undeliberate.Twentieth Century Socialism
The action of animals of a given kind were supposed to be after one perfect model, and to be undeliberate.Giordano Bruno
James Lewis McIntyre
A rough movement, a too undeliberate speech, and the absurdity of the thing might be given away.The Story of My Life
But his companion had already vanished in the thicket with the undeliberate and impulsive act of an animal.A Sappho of Green Springs
- 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 for deliberate
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.