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deliberate

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of deliberate

  1. 1 decided on as a result of careful thought the judge made a deliberate decision to impose the maximum sentence Synonyms of deliberate advised, calculated, considered, knowing, measured, reasoned, studied, thoughtful, thought-out, weighed Words Related to deliberate aforethought, premeditated, prepense; educated, informed; intentional, purposeful; designed, intended, planned, projected; careful, meticulous; foresighted, forethoughtful, provident, prudent Near Antonyms of deliberate half-cocked, ill-advised; chance, haphazard, hit-or-miss, random; aimless, desultory, purposeless; hasty, hurried, rushed; abrupt, impetuous, sudden; automatic, extemporaneous, impromptu, instinctive, spontaneous Antonyms of deliberate casual, unadvised, uncalculated, unconsidered, unstudied

  2. 2 made, given, or done with full awareness of what one is doing a deliberate act of vandalism that should not go unpunished Synonyms of deliberate conscious, intentional, intended, knowing, purposeful, purposive, set, voluntary, willed, willful (or wilful), wittingWords Related to deliberate designed, planned; conscious; advised, calculated, considered, measured, reasoned, studied, thoughtful, weighed; premeditated, premeditative, prepense; discretionary, elective, optional, volunteerNear Antonyms of deliberate inadvertent, unwitting; accidental, chance, haphazard, hit-or-miss, incidental, random; aimless, desultory, purposeless; abrupt, impetuous, sudden; coerced, forced, involuntary; compulsory, mandatory, necessary, nonelective, obligatory, ordered, required; casual; extemporaneous, impromptu, impulsive, instinctive, spontaneous, unforced, unpremeditatedAntonyms of deliberate nondeliberate, nonpurposive, unintentional


deliberate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of deliberate

  1. to give serious and careful thought to the jury deliberated the case for three days before returning a verdict Synonyms of deliberate chew over, cogitate, consider, contemplate, debate, ponder, entertain, eye, kick around, meditate, mull (over), perpend, pore (over), question, revolve, ruminate, study, think (about or over), turn, weigh, wrestle (with)Words Related to deliberate muse (upon), reflect (on or upon), reminisce; analyze, explore, review; conclude, reason; second-guess, speculate (about); brood (about or over), dwell (on or upon), fixate (on or upon), fret (about or over), obsess (about or over); believe, conceive, opine; absorb, assimilate, digest, drink (in)Near Antonyms of deliberate disregard, ignore, overlook, slight; dismiss, pooh-pooh (also pooh), reject



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