Meaning of “deliberate” in the English Dictionary

"deliberate" in British English

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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)

"deliberate" in American English

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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)