Crossword clues for deliberate
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Deliberate \De*lib"er*ate\ (d[-e]*l[i^]b"[~e]r*[asl]t), a. [L. deliberatus, p. p. of deliberare to deliberate; de- + librare to weigh. See Librate.]
Weighing facts and arguments with a view to a choice or decision; carefully considering the probable consequences of a step; circumspect; slow in determining; -- applied to persons; as, a deliberate judge or counselor. ``These deliberate fools.''
Formed with deliberation; well-advised; carefully considered; not sudden or rash; as, a deliberate opinion; a deliberate measure or result.
Settled visage and deliberate word.
Not hasty or sudden; slow.
His enunciation was so deliberate.
having awareness of the likely consequences; intentional.
Deliberate \De*lib"er*ate\, v. i. To take counsel with one's self; to weigh the arguments for and against a proposed course of action; to reflect; to consider; to hesitate in deciding; -- sometimes with on, upon, about, concerning.
The woman that deliberates is lost.
Deliberate \De*lib"er*ate\ (d[-e]*l[i^]b"[~e]r*[=a]t), v. t. To weigh in the mind; to consider the reasons for and against; to consider maturely; to reflect upon; to ponder; as, to deliberate a question.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
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.
1 Done on purpose; intentional. 2 Of a person, weighing facts and arguments with a view to a choice or decision; carefully considering the probable consequences of a step; circumspect; slow in determining. 3 Formed with deliberation; well-advised; carefully considered; not sudden or rash. 4 Not hasty or sudden; slow. v
To consider carefully.
marked by careful consideration or reflection; "a deliberate decision"
Usage examples of "deliberate".
Is there not hope for democracy if in the places of its greatest strain and stress, in the midst of its fiercest passions, there is a deliberate, affectionate, intelligent striving toward cities that have been revealed not in apocalyptic vision but in the long-studied plans of terrestrial architects and engineers and altruistic souls, such as that of Jane Addams, cities that to such amphionic music shall out of the shards of the past build themselves silently, impregnably--if not in a diviner clime, at any rate in a diviner spirit--on shores and slopes and plains of that broad valley of the new democracy, conterminous in its mountain boundaries with New France in America?
The stark contrast with the fear-haunted, angry, sensitive, and hurt Bradbury revealed in his later writings suggests a deliberate early facade.
The old varsity had made six runs on nothing but deliberate bunts and daring dashes around the bases.
Although he might be overoptimistic, this was deliberate, the sort of Churchillian policy that would keep people head-up into the wind, doing everything to defend themselves, rather than running helplessly before it.
Norbury, I shall take it as a deliberate personal affront if your clairvoyante friend sees any other ghost except that of my uncle.
The action of these conventions was deliberate, cautious, and careful.
Somehow the wanton, deliberate destruction of the entire set bothered her more than anything the Culvers had done.
Therefore I say, after due thought and consideration, that this William Dykar, chief surgeon of the depot at Dartmoor from 1809 to 1814, was a deliberate and coldblooded murderer.
For as Christa powered out a series of odd-sounding scales, lingering over occasional notes in a strange, deliberate pattern, Devi opened her eyes and saw a roiling, turbulent sheet of gray mist where there should have been a wall hung with guitars.
I strove to imagine--and this, Domini, was surely a deliberate sin--exactly what it must be to be united with a beloved human being.
A weed in the fairest orchard of France, Thady Boy had been placed, with a malice both deadly and deliberate, next to the curled and painted, the earringed, the chypre-strewn young person of Louis first Prince of Conde.
In that version the Estates met, deliberated and voted in separate orders.
As a manifold, then, this God, the Intellectual-Principle, exists within the Soul here, the Soul which once for all stands linked a member of the divine, unless by a deliberate apostasy.
That there was a deliberate purpose to mislead the public by an affirmation that cruel and unjustifiable experiments were a myth, the creation of imagination, is an hypothesis we must reject.
It was only when the crooked, taloned fingers of Karsh, the leader of the gobbes, closed in deliberate torment on his shoulder that he looked up.