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  • adj. Done without deliberation or forethought; unpremeditated

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Done without deliberation; unpremeditated.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not deliberate; unpremeditated.


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  • Whether this was a strategy of psychologic warfare, designed to keep down the Nigerians' capacity to critically analyse their ways and actions (many revelled at being dubbed the happiest while actually they weren't happier than anyones), or an indeliberate missing of the correct mark, it is difficult to tell.

    Signs of the Times

  • When the family that is supposed to aid the growth and development of a child are the same ones taunting the child, through deliberate or indeliberate abuse (abnormal use), it would have to take a miracle for that child to survive and eventually overcome his life's obstacles to becoming a grown man.

    Reader reviews of Finding Fish by Antwone Quenton Fisher.

  • Preventing grace must, according to its physical nature consist in unfree, indeliberate vital acts of the soul; co-operating grace, on the contrary, solely in free, deliberate actions of the will.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • Wherefore, as deliberate and free actions, so indeliberate and necessary actions are identical.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize

  • In Japan they have actually been talking of a deliberate differentiation between workers and breeders; such differentiation, though indeliberate, is to be seen to-day in all highly civilized communities.

    Woman and Womanhood A Search for Principles

  • None ever said their good things before these indeliberate authors.

    The Children

  • The motions I speak of are entirely indeliberate, even in the machine of man.

    The Existence of God

  • That instinct, or wisdom, that thinks and watches for beasts, in indeliberate things, wherein they could neither watch nor think, even supposing them to be as reasonable as we, can be no other than the wisdom of the Artificer that made these machines.

    The Existence of God

  • What is beyond all question is, that there are in beasts a prodigious number of motions entirely indeliberate, and which yet are performed according to the nicest rules of mechanics.

    The Existence of God

  • He references incidents that date back to the early years of Ottoman rule in Egypt and which betray deliberate or indeliberate discrimination: Copts were not immediately included by Mohamed Ali in the early phases of the formation of the army or in the earliest groups of students sent on academic missions overseas.

    Al-Ahram Weekly Online


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