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deliberateadjective

uk   /dɪˈlɪb.ər.ət/ us   /dɪˈlɪb.ɚ.ət/
B2 (often of something bad) intentional or planned: a deliberate attack/insult/lie We made a deliberate decision to live apart for a while.
A deliberate movement, action, or thought is done carefully without hurrying: From her slow, deliberate speech I guessed she must be drunk.

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deliberateverb [I or T]

uk   /dɪˈlɪb.ə.reɪt/ us   /dɪˈlɪb.ə.reɪt/ formal
(Definition of deliberate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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deliberateadjective

us   /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.

deliberateverb [I/T]

us   /dɪˈlɪb·əˌreɪt/
to think or talk seriously and carefully about something: [I] The jury deliberated for two days before reaching a verdict.
(Definition of deliberate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“deliberate” in British English

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Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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