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English definition of “deliberate”

deliberate

adjective    /dɪˈlɪb·ər·ət/
(of an action or a decision) intentional or planned, often with the result of being harmful to someone: a deliberate insult He accused her of writing deliberate untruths. Someone who moves, acts, or thinks in a deliberate way moves, acts, or thinks slowly and usually carefully.
(Definition of deliberate adjective from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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