from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. With careful consideration; deliberately.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. With intentionality; deliberately.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Circumspectly; deliberately; leisurely.
  • adv. With deliberate purpose; purposely; by design.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • With advice or deliberation; heedfully; purposely; by design: as, I speak advisedly; an enterprise advisedly undertaken.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. with intention; in an intentional manner


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