Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • With careful consideration or deliberation; with full intent; not hastily or carelessly: as, a deliberately formed purpose.
  • With slowness or deliberation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb With careful consideration, or deliberation; circumspectly; warily; not hastily or rashly; slowly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb Intentionally, or after deliberation; not accidentally.
  • adverb Taking one's time, slowly and carefully.

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

  • adverb in a deliberate unhurried manner
  • adverb with intention; in an intentional manner

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

deliberate +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Suppose you were in my place and I in yours, and you had told me never -- _never_ to take the pointers out to run hares, and I knew I was disobeying you, and yet I had done it deliberately -- _deliberately_ disobeyed you -- what would you do? "

    The Long Hillside A Christmas Hare-Hunt In Old Virginia 1908

  • I use the title deliberately to remind you that he laid claim to it through his wife.

    Secrets of the Tudor Court

  • I use the title deliberately to remind you that he laid claim to it through his wife.

    Secrets of the Tudor Court

  • I use the title deliberately to remind you that he laid claim to it through his wife.

    Secrets of the Tudor Court

  • Was the term deliberately chosen for its vagueness?

    Class Warfare and "Mary Poppins"

  • I use the title deliberately to remind you that he laid claim to it through his wife.

    Secrets of the Tudor Court

  • Was the term deliberately chosen for its vagueness?

    Archive 2010-04-01

  • I'm using the term deliberately here to shock you into realizing that that is how perverse our rhetoric has to get even to begin to come close to matching the revolting rhetoric of the far-right that we take for granted as normal discourse.

    Hullabaloo

  • Instead, keeping his expression deliberately blank, he checked the timecode running at the bottom of the image.

    MILLENNIUM

  • Instead, keeping his expression deliberately blank, he checked the timecode running at the bottom of the image.

    MILLENNIUM

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