premeditated

[pri-med-i-tey-tid]

adjective

done deliberately; planned in advance: a premeditated murder.

Nearby words

  1. premed,
  2. premedical,
  3. premedication,
  4. premedieval,
  5. premeditate,
  6. premeditation,
  7. premenopausal,
  8. premenstrual,
  9. premenstrual syndrome,
  10. premenstruum

Origin of premeditated

First recorded in 1580–90; pre- + meditate + -ed2

Related formspre·med·i·tat·ed·ly, adverbun·pre·med·i·tat·ed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for unpremeditated

unpremeditated

adjective

not planned beforehand; spontaneous
Derived Formsunpremeditatedly, adverbunpremeditation, noun

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Word Origin and History for unpremeditated

unpremeditated

adj.

1590s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of premeditate.

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