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English definition of “deliberately”

deliberately

adverb     /dɪˈlɪb.ər.ət.li/ US  /-ɚ-/
B2 intentionally: I'm sure he says these things deliberately to annoy me.Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping slowly and carefully: Calmly and deliberately, she poured petrol over the car and set it alight.Slow and moving slowlyPaying attention and being carefulCautious and vigilant
(Definition of deliberately adverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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