deliberately

adverb
de·​lib·​er·​ate·​ly | \ di-ˈli-bə-rət-lē How to pronounce deliberately (audio) , -ˈlib-rət-\

Definition of deliberately

: in a deliberate manner: such as
a : with full awareness of what one is doing : in a way that is intended or planned trying deliberately to mislead us a deliberately harsh review It's very clear, however, that organizations funded in part by the fossil fuel industry have deliberately tried to undermine the public's understanding of the scientific consensus by promoting a few skeptics.— Joel Achenbach
b : in a way that is not hurried : slowly and carefully speaking clearly and deliberately He moves deliberately, almost cautiously, and he speaks with the assurance of someone who is accustomed to being listened to.— Alec Wilkinson

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1532, in the meaning defined above

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deliberately

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of deliberately

: in a way that is meant, intended, or planned
: slowly and carefully : in a way that is not hurried

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