1. [ noun ] (usually plural) discussion of all sides of a question

"the deliberations of the jury"

Related terms: discussion plural
2. [ noun ] (psychology) careful consideration
Synonyms: advisement weighing

"a little deliberation would have deterred them"

Related terms: consideration think advise debate
3. [ noun ] (psychology) planning something carefully and intentionally
Synonyms: calculation

"it was the deliberation of his act that was insulting"

Related terms: planning forecast
4. [ noun ] a rate demonstrating an absence of haste or hurry
Synonyms: slowness unhurriedness deliberateness
Related terms: pace dilatoriness leisureliness
5. [ noun ] the trait of thoughtfulness in action or decision
Synonyms: deliberateness

"he was a man of judicial deliberation"

Related terms: thoughtfulness intentionality consider
Similar spelling:   deliberative