deliberately
adverb see deliberate II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Deliberately — De*lib er*ate*ly, adv. With careful consideration, or deliberation; circumspectly; warily; not hastily or rashly; slowly; as, a purpose deliberately formed. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deliberately — index knowingly, purposely Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • deliberately — [adv] intentionally advisedly, after consideration, apurpose, by design, calculatingly, consciously, designed, determinedly, emphatically, freely, in cold blood, independently, knowingly, meaningfully, on purpose, pointedly, premeditatively,… …   New thesaurus

  • deliberately — de|lib|er|ate|ly [ dı lıb(ə)rətli ] adverb ** 1. ) with a definite intention, not by chance or by accident: INTENTIONALLY: You did that deliberately, just to annoy me. The police believe the fire was started deliberately. Her voice was… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • deliberately */*/ — UK [dɪˈlɪb(ə)rətlɪ] / US adverb 1) with a definite intention, not by chance or by accident You did that deliberately, just to annoy me. Police believe the fire was started deliberately. Her voice was deliberately cool. 2) in a slow careful way He …   English dictionary

  • deliberately — adverb a) Intentionally, or after deliberation; not accidentally. He deliberately broke that, didnt he? b) Taking ones time, slowly and carefully. After being called upon, he strode deliberately up to the blackboard …   Wiktionary

  • deliberately — adv. Deliberately is used with these adjectives: ↑ambiguous, ↑cautious, ↑contrived, ↑cruel, ↑cultivated, ↑low key, ↑misleading, ↑obstructive, ↑offensive, ↑perverse, ↑provocative, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • deliberately — de|lib|er|ate|ly W3S3 [dıˈlıbərıtli] adv 1.) done in a way that is intended or planned = ↑on purpose, intentionally ↑intentionally ▪ He was deliberately trying to upset her. 2.) done or said in a slow careful way ▪ He shook his head slowly and… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • deliberately — /dI lIbFritli/ adverb 1 done in a way that is intended or planned: I don t think he deliberately tried to shove you. | They re deliberately choosing a cautious policy. 2 done or said in a slow, careful way …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • deliberately — adverb 1) he deliberately hurt me Syn: intentionally, on purpose, purposely, by design, knowingly, wittingly, consciously, purposefully; willfully; Law with malice aforethought 2) he walked deliberately down the aisle Syn: carefully …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • deliberately — adverb 1) he deliberately hurt me Syn: intentionally, on purpose, purposely, by design, knowingly, wittingly, consciously, wilfully 2) he walked deliberately down the aisle Syn: carefully, cautiously …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

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