1. [ adjective ] by conscious design or purpose
Synonyms: intentional wilful willful knowing

"intentional damage" "a knowing attempt to defraud" "a willful waste of time"

Related terms: intended
2. [ adjective ] with care and dignity
Synonyms: careful measured

"walking at the same measured pace" "with all deliberate speed"

Related terms: unhurried
3. [ adjective ] marked by careful consideration or reflection

"a deliberate decision"

Related terms: thoughtful
4. [ verb ] discuss the pros and cons of an issue
Synonyms: debate
Related terms: discuss vex argument debate deliberation debater
5. [ adjective ] produced or marked by conscious design or premeditation
Synonyms: studied

"a studied smile" "a note of biting irony and studied insult"- V.L.Parrington

Related terms: unstudied affected
6. [ adjective ] carefully thought out in advance
Synonyms: calculated measured

"a calculated insult" "with measured irony"

Related terms: premeditated
7. [ verb ] think about carefully; weigh
Synonyms: consider debate turn_over moot

"They considered the possibility of a strike" "Turn the proposal over in your mind"

Related terms: discuss debate see wrestle think_twice premeditate study consideration consideration deliberation
8. [ verb ] consider carefully and deeply; reflect upon; turn over in one's mind
Synonyms: cogitate
Related terms: chew_over debate take_counsel see premeditate cogitation
Similar spelling:   deliberately