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Definition of deliberate adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//dɪˈlɪbərət//
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  1. 1done on purpose rather than by accident synonym intentional, plan a deliberate act of vandalism The speech was a deliberate attempt to embarrass the government. opposite unintentional
  2. 2(of a movement or an action) done slowly and carefully She spoke in a slow and deliberate way.
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