Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Careful reflection or consideration; circumspection; due attention to the arguments for and against; caution.
- n. Slowness in decision or action.
- n. the state or property of being deliberate
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality of being deliberate; calm consideration; circumspection.
- n. the trait of thoughtfulness in action or decision
- n. a rate demonstrating an absence of haste or hurry
- deliberate + -ness (Wiktionary)
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“That being said, one was undeniably richer in its deliberateness.”
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